Good Samaritan helps pay for HHP's groceries after a mix up with his Smart Shopper card at the till

There are 13 hours of Game of Thrones left as producers have confirmed it will finish after series eight

Michelle Obama opens new Twitter account

2013-01-18 07:30
 
Washington - Michelle Obama's office said on Thursday it had opened a Twitter account, as the US first lady turned 49.

The account is @FLOTUS, the acronym for First Lady of the United States, and it will be administered by the first lady's staff.

Tweets penned by the first lady herself will bear her initials - mo.

As of midday on Thursday, the account had just over 16 000 followers. That compares to 2.64 million for @MichelleObama, which opened in January 2012 and was run by President Barack Obama's re-election campaign team.

Tweets from the @MichelleObama account have been infrequent since her husband won the election on 6 November.

The first utterance on Thursday from @FLOTUS urged followers to wish Mrs Obama a happy birthday.



NEXT ON CHANNEL24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
 

Recent News

Prince Harry had a royal good time with Coldplay as they performed at Kensington Palace. Read More »

Chelsy Davy says her relationship with Prince Harry - the grandson of British monarch Queen Elizabeth II- was ''full on''. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.