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Clinton makes a statement with first tweet

Philip Rucker (via WP Bloomberg/ AFR) | June 11, 2013
Hilary Clinton's Twitter followers signed up fast, almost 1,000 of them a minute, to see what she had to say.

Clinton got a warm reception from the Twitterverse. Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey welcomed her, tweeting to his 2.3 million followers, "I love this bio!"

So did rocker Tommy Lee ("Welcome to Tweeeeeeeeter Hillary!"), talk show host Larry King ("I'll be following you - hope you follow me"), actor Ben Affleck ("I'm looking forward to following @HillaryClinton and the #TBD"), and billionaire investor Warren Buffett ("Happy to welcome one of my favorite women in the world to twitter. #45").

So far, Clinton is only following five accounts - those of her husband and daughter, as well as the Clinton Foundation, the Clinton Global Initiative and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. Chelsea Clinton tweeted, "Welcome Mom!"

The 42nd president, meanwhile - who joined Twitter in April after public prodding by comedian Stephen Colbert - sent a message of his own: "Does @Twitter have a family share plan?"


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