WASHINGTON (CNN) – Count former Republican vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin among the growing ranks of the political Twiterati.
The Alaska governor this week joined Twitter - a popular micro-blogging and social networking site.
“This is my official Twitter feed,” Palin said in her first "tweet." “From here I’ll provide updates on issues concerning Alaskans.”
The GOP vice presidential nominee wasted no time using her new cyber platform to explain her side of the story. In her second "tweet," Palin called sharply criticized the Associated Press for a story they wrote about her.
The Associated Press “gravely misquoted my staff, saying I 'changed my mind' on the stimulus package,” Palin wrote.
And Palin is also using Twitter to update residents about the H1N1 flu outbreak. “We still have no reported cases of swine flu. Be vigilant, AK! Wash hands & watch for flu-like symptoms.”
In less than three days, Palin has amassed nearly 12,000 followers on Twitter. She joins the service after the niche site has gone mainstream in recent weeks. Media mogul Oprah Winfrey recently joined, as have a number of high-profile political journalists.