Michelle Obama is officially live on Twitter. The first lady's Twitter feed went live on Thursday and her link is being managed by the president's re-election campaign. The first two tweets came from the campaign staff and described the account as "a new way for you to connect with First Lady Michelle Obama and the President's campaign." The traffic was high within the first hour with more than 20,000 followers. President Barack Obama also has a Twitter account managed by the campaign. Its first tweet of the day: "It's not every day we get to welcome the First Lady of the United States to Twitter - happy to have you, Michelle Obama!"
This acknowledges that technology plays a key role in our lives and allows us to communicate with each other through different means and methods. Twitter is an online social networking service and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based posts of up to 140 characters, known as "tweets". It was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey and launched that July. The service rapidly gained worldwide popularity, with over 300 million users as of 2011, generating over 300 million tweets and handling over 1.6 billion search queries per day. It has been described as "the SMS of the Internet." Twitter Inc. is based in San Francisco, with additional servers and offices in New York City.