Looking for Michelle Obama on Twitter? Try tweeting her at @FLOTUS
First Lady Michelle Obama addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)
Published Thursday, January 17, 2013 3:11PM EST
Last Updated Thursday, January 17, 2013 4:08PM EST
WASHINGTON - 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.