In some ways, it seems the Obama presidency is really the first fully social media-enabled presidency, with the executive branch embracing the leverage it has on social networks like Twitter and Facebook more fully than any administration that preceded it. (Obviously, a lot of that is down to developing technology.)
Now First Lady Michelle Obama has joined her husband, President Barack Obama (@barackobama) on Twitter. Mrs. O is tweeting under the handle @michelleobama, and currently has about 277,000 followers to the Commander in Chief’s 11 million plus- but she’s only been on the service since January 12th, so there is time for her to play catch up.
Unlike the White House, the First Lady has been kind enough not to Rickroll her followers, but she’s been tweeting quite a bit since becoming a twitterer. Most tweets are handled by campaign staff, with a signature of “-mo” denoted those sent by Mrs. Obama herself. A sampling of Michelle Obama’s tweets:
Hi, everyone, and thanks for the warm welcome. Look forward to staying in touch with you here. -mo
Here’s something dear to my heart: the MLK Day of Service. Will you join me to serve your community on Monday?http://OFA.BO/NTYQkR -mo
There are some big iCarly fans in our household, so we’re all pretty excited about today’s event with military kids and the cast. –mo
Will you be following Michelle Obama on Twitter?