Hillary Clinton shows she's down with tech and joins Twitter

Racking up hundreds of thousands of followers after just one tweet, the former secretary of state launches #tweetsfromhillary.

Hillary Clinton's Twitter profile. Screenshot by Dara Kerr/CNET

Demonstrating that she's savvy with the world of social media, Hillary Clinton has finally joined Twitter with a dose of tongue-in-cheek humor. And, with only one tweet, she already has 220,000 followers and counting.

In her profile, Clinton describes herself as a "Wife, mom, lawyer, women & kids advocate, FLOAR, FLOTUS, US Senator, SecState, author, dog owner, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, glass ceiling cracker, TBD..."

She also references and uses a photo from the popular Tumblr meme "Texts from Hillary," which pairs humorous fictitious captions with images of Clinton texting.

Here is her first tweet:

Many people are likely speculating that Clinton's move in joining Twitter is a clue that she's planning on running for president in 2016, especially noting the "TBD" bit in her bio. Dozens of politicians at her level are already on the social-networking site, including Speaker of the House John Boehner, President Barack Obama, and First Lady Michelle Obama .

By joining Twitter, Clinton is most likely aiming to show that she's both up to date with technology and will use the social network as a platform for information about her upcoming political moves.

 

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