First lady launches new Twitter account: @FLOTUS

First lady launches new Twitter account: @FLOTUS

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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 30: U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama hosts a Remarkable Women dinner in celebration of Women's History Month in the East Room of the White House March 30, 2011 in Washington, DC. High school-age girls from the first lady's leadership and mentoring program attended the dinner along with women leaders from the theater, film, politics, military, music, journalism, sports, science and other disiplines. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

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Posted on January 17, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 17 at 7:55 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Trying to find Michelle Obama on Twitter? Try tweeting her (at) @FLOTUS, which is Washington shorthand for “first lady of the United States.”

Mrs. Obama’s office unveiled her new Twitter identity on Thursday, largely to replace a previous Twitter account under the handle of @Michelle Obama. That account was launched a year ago and run by President Barack Obama’s re-election team. It will now be managed by the Democratic National Committee.

The site’s initial tweet promised updates and pictures. Tweets by the first lady herself will be signed “-mo.”

Followers also were asked to re-tweet that initial message to wish Mrs. Obama a happy birthday. She turned 49 on Thursday.

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