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Hillary Clinton makes Twitter debut

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton makes remarks after being honored with a Distinguished Leadership Award from the Atlantic Council in Washington, May 1, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ENTERTAINMENT)


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This image released by Women in the World shows former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaking at the Women in the World Conference on Friday, April 5, 2013, in New York.

Hillary Clinton made her ballyhooed debut on Twitter on Monday, launching an eponymous account on the popular social media platform.

The former secretary of state and possible presidential candidate in 2016 made public her account on Monday; it had been established earlier, but was restricted to followers who requested access. And to put to rest any doubts about the true proprietor of the account, Twitter “verified” Clinton’s handle shortly after it went public, signifying that the account actually belongs to the former first lady.

In her inaugural tweet, Clinton avoided some of the thorny political issues of the day in favor of something more lighthearted, referencing the popular “Texts from Hillary” tumblr created by two comedians.

Clinton so far follows only four accounts: those of her husband, former President Bill Clinton, his global initiative and foundation, and daughter Chelsea Clinton. The former secretary of state’s official biography on the account also offered an intriguing ellipsis amid an already-established fervor about her future plans:

Wife, mom, lawyer, women & kids advocate, FLOAR, FLOTUS, US Senator, SecState, author, dog owner, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, glass ceiling cracker, TBD...

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