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The White House subsequently tweeted a photo of Biden sending her inaugural tweet from an iPad.

Lawmakers, including Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), welcomed Biden to the social media network.


Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaObama on social media: You’ve got to ‘think before you tweet’ MSNBC trolls Trump with video montage of Obama saying ‘Merry Christmas’ Overnight Regulation: USDA delays healthy school lunch requirements | Senate panel advances controversial environmental pick | Drone industry pushes to ease rules | Dem commish joins energy regulator MORE initially joined Twitter under her personal name in January 2012, in an account created by the Obama campaign. In January of this year, her office set up an official handle — @FLOTUS — for her White House duties.

Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenOvernight Tech: FCC won't delay net neutrality vote | Google pulls YouTube from Amazon devices | Biden scolds social media firms over transparency Medicaid funds shouldn't be used to subsidize state taxes on health care Biden hits social media firms over lack of transparency MORE joined Twitter in July 2011; President Obama announced he would begin personally tweeting from his account a month earlier.