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New Twitter User: Michelle Obama

USATODAY.COM - One of the newest Twitter-ers: First lady Michelle Obama.

Mrs. Obama's account went on-line this morning.

"We're excited today to launch @michelleobama as a new way for you to connect with First Lady Michelle Obama and the President's campaign," said the inaugural tweet.

Like the president's Twitter, most of the missives will be written by staff members.

But, like her husband, sometimes Mrs. Obama will weigh in herself.

Said the second Tweet: "This account will be managed by campaign staff, with any tweets from the First Lady herself signed '-mo.'"

A few hours later came this Tweet: "Hi, everyone, and thanks for the warm welcome. Look forward to staying in touch with you here. -mo."

The first lady's new account is already very popular; as of 11:30 a.m., Mrs. Obama had 66,085 followers.

Meanwhile she is following five accounts: Joining Forces (her military family program), Let's Move (her childhood obesity program), the White House, 2012 Obama campaign manager Jim Messina -- and Barack Obama.

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