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Michelle Obama opens new Twitter account

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama (R) wave as they board Air Force One on January 5, 2013 upon departure from Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu, Hawaii. Michelle Obama's office said Thursday it had opened a Twitter account, as the USMichelle Obama's office said Thursday it had opened a Twitter account, as the US first lady turned 49. The account is @FLOTUS, the acronym for First Lady of the United States, and it will be administered by the first lady's staff. Tweets penned by the first lady herself will bear her initials -- mo.