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.

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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.