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      Hillary Clinton Twitter garners thousands of followers

      Photo: Associated Press

      The self-professed 'pantsuit aficionado' is on Twitter - for real, this time.

      Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined Twitter on Monday and almost immediately gained an enormous following. By 1 p.m., Clinton already had more than 24,000 followers.

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

      Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 10, 2013

      The allusion Clinton made in her first tweet was about the wildly popular "Texts from Hillary" blog, which spoofed the Secretary of State's technological habits.