The First Lady Sends First Tweet (Video)

12:11 PM PST 10/21/2011 by Lauren Schutte
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The First Lady sent out a message via the Joining Forces social networking account Friday, using the sign off "mo."

The White House got a little more tech savvy this week. 

On Wednesday, Oct. 19, First Lady Michelle Obama sent out her very first tweet (and then several more). 

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The message, which went out over the Twitter account @joiningforces, the handle for Obama and second lady Jill Biden's Joining Forces organization (which supports service members and their families), was also sent during the first game of the World Series, which the women attended (the game was also dedicated to armed forces members and their families). 

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"So this is how you tweet, huh?" Obama asked before sending her first message.

"Military families serve our nation too. Lets all show our appreciation by #JoiningForces with them. Get involved: JoiningForces.gov," she wrote, signing the tweet "mo." 

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Obama and Biden then went on to answer users questions on the handle. 

Watch the First Lady send her first tweet below. 

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