Hillary Clinton joins Twitter, calls herself 'pantsuit aficionado'

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton checks her PDA upon her departure in a military C-17 plane from Malta bound for Tripoli,  Libya October 18, 20...
This photo of Hillary Clinton went viral last year when it was used for the 'Texts from Hillary' blog.© Kevin Lamarque / Reuters / Today

Hillary Clinton has joined the Twitter universe, making her debut tweet Monday with a nod to the two guys who elevated her to rock-star status on social media.

“Thanks for the inspiration @ASmith83 & @Sllambe - I'll take it from here…#tweetsfromhillary,” the former Secretary of State said in her first tweet.

Thanks+for+the+inspiration+@asmith83+&+@sllambe+-+I'll+take+it+from+here...+#tweetsfromhillary

—+Hillary+Clinton+(@HillaryClinton)+June+10,+2013+

The call-out was to the founders of the “Texts from Hillary” Tumblr account that went wildly viral last year. Clinton now uses the iconic photo from the meme — the one of her clad in dark sunglasses, coolly texting back her recipients — as her Twitter profile avatar.

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In her profile, Clinton described herself as: “Wife, mom, lawyers, women & kids advocate, FLOAR, FLOTUS, US Senator, SecState, author, dog owner, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, glass ceiling cracker, TBD…”

Her @HillaryClinton handle had 41,000 followers as of 1:15 pm EDT, but she was only following four individuals: her daughter, Chelsea, her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and his two organizations, the Clinton Global Initiative and the Clinton Foundation.

Welcome+Mom!MT:+@hillaryclinton+Thanks+for+the+inspiration+@asmith83+&+@sllambe+-+I'll+take+it+from+here...+#tweetsfromhillary

—+Chelsea+Clinton+(@ChelseaClinton)+June+10,+2013+

Chelsea Clinton quickly welcomed her mom to Twitter, while the former president offered a wisecrack to his wife's debut.

"Does @Twitter have a family share plan?" he joked. "Great to be here with @HillaryClinton & @ChelseaClinton. Looking forward to #tweetsfromhillary."

Does+@twitter+have+a+family+share+plan?+Great+to+be+here+with+@hillaryclinton+&+@chelseaclinton.+Looking+forward+to+#tweetsfromhillary.

—+Bill+Clinton+(@billclinton)+June+10,+2013+