First Lady Michelle Obama has officially joined the Twittersphere with her very first tweet on October 19 sent from the World Series. Mrs. Obama's first tweet went out over the @joiningforces account to answer questions about Joining Forces and to spread awareness about supporting America's troops.
The First Lady joined with Dr. Jill Biden, the Second Lady of the United States, to talk about Joining Forces at -- of all places -- the first game of the World Series. The choice was actually appropriate since Game One was officially dedicated to veterans, service members and their families.
While Obama's husband might be better known for his social media efforts, Mrs. Obama turned to social media to help promote some of her national campaigns. Let's Move, which supports healthy living and eating, created a series of YouTube spots and social pages, while Joining Forces has an active social presence and digital tools for volunteering and showing support.
The first tweet, shown below, was actually one of many. Obama and Biden took turns answering a raft of questions up until about 8 p.m. ET.
Most of the questions look as if they were dictated rather than typed, but a first tweet is still a first tweet. Mrs. Obama's use of social media shows that more and more politicians and political figures are seeing Twitter as a necessary part of day-to-day politics. The question is: How long until the First Lady starts up her own, official Twitter account?
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