Follow First Lady Michelle Obama @FLOTUS on Twitter

Yesterday, on First Lady Michelle Obama’s birthday, the White House launched its newest Twitter account: @FLOTUS (short for First Lady of the United States). The White House uses Twitter to connect directly with Americans, and now you can get the latest from the Office of the First Lady.

@FLOTUS followers will get regular updates and photos from the First Lady’s team, plus special messages directly from the First Lady. Tweets signed “-mo”, like this one, are from Mrs. Obama.

In less than 24-hours, the account has racked up more than 75,000 followers – but we’re just getting started. Here are some of things you can expect to see from @FLOTUS:

  • Behind-the-scenes photos and updates
  • Opportunities to engage directly with the First Lady and the White House
  • News about the First Lady’s initiatives, Let’s Move! @LetsMove and Joining Forces @JoiningForces

Take a look at some of the most popular tweets from FLOTUS' first day on twitter below, or over on Storify. If you have ideas on the kinds of updates or engagement you’d like to see from the new @FLOTUS account, or feedback about our online program generally, let us know on twitter with the hashtag #whweb.

Follow @FLOTUS on Twitter

On First Lady Michelle Obama’s birthday, the White House launched its newest twitter account: @FLOTUS (short for First Lady of the United States). Take a look at @FLOTUS' first day on twitter, and follow for updates.

Storified by The White House· Fri, Jan 18 2013 07:44:53

The @FLOTUS Office is now on @twitter & will post updates & pics. When it's her, she'll sign -mo. PS: RT to wish Mrs. Obama a #HappyBirthdayFLOTUS
Happy Birthday to the 1st Lady of the U.S., @FLOTUS Michelle Obama, from the 1st lady in line at the Cost Plus sale, Ellen DeGeneres.Ellen DeGeneres
Wishing @FLOTUS Michelle Obama a #HappyBirthday & a warm welcome to @twitter!Jay Carney (EOP)
Happy birthday and welcome to Twitter First Lady of the United States, @FLOTUS, the official @WhiteHouse handle for @MichelleObama.Twitter Government
Happy birthday @michelleobama, a great inspiration as @FLOTUSMelinda Gates
#TDSBreakingNews the @FLOTUS joins Twitter. Vows to get everyone's tweets down to a trim 95 characters.The Daily Show
@FLOTUS Happy birthday to a phenomenal superwoman!!! Thank u for being a light!! Shine shine on!!;-)Alicia Keys
Happy Birthday, First Lady @MichelleObama! Thanks for advocating healthy lifestyles, supporting military families, inspiring women! @FLOTUSeBay
The First Lady just met with Inaugural citizen co-chair David Hall ahead of #MLKDay of Service:
Thanks for the warm welcome & birthday wishes! Join me & Barack for #MLKDay of Service this Saturday. Sign up: –moFLOTUS

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