The former secretary of State gets an enthusiastic welcome as she joins the social media partyHillary Clinton set off aabout her political plans this week when she made her debut on Twitter. In her first post, the former first lady, senator, and secretary of State thanked Adam Smith and Stacy Lambe — the creators of theTumblr that went viral last year — for . "Thanks for the inspiration..." she wrote. "I'll take it from here." Her account promptly received a flood of followers. Here, a look at Clinton's viral success on Twitter, by the numbers:
1Tweets Hillary Clinton had posted as of Wednesday night, more than two full days after she made her debut.
13List of accomplishments Clinton included in her , which admirers praised as a masterpiece, both for its brevity and broad political appeal. Clinton said she was a "wife, mom, lawyer, women & kids advocate, FLOAR, FLOTUS, US Senator, SecState, author, dog owner, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, glass ceiling cracker," and, teasing about her plans for 2016 and beyond, "TBD."
5Twitter accounts Hillary is following. Her list includes Bill and Chelsea Clinton.
22,176Followers she had at 1 p.m. Monday, after her account had been .
53,342Additional followers Clinton collected in the next hour.
444,152Followers Hillary Clinton's Twitter account had amassed by 8 p.m. Wednesday.
45,000Followers the "Texts from Hillary" Tumblr attracted last year. The blog paired a famous picture of Clinton, peering at her Blackberry through large sunglasses, with made-up messages Smith and Lambe imagined her sending to staff, family, and fellow world leaders.
8,400Twitter followers Smith and Lambe had by the time they posted their last "Text from Hillary."
771,771Followers Bill Clinton has. He has been on Twitter long enough to post 36 tweets.
217,981Followers Chelsea Clinton has. A product of the digital age, she has tweeted a lot more than her parents — 1,100 times.
375,999Twitter users following New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, considered a possible GOP rival should Clinton enter the 2016 presidential race.
32,619,421Twitter followers President Obama has.
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