POLITICS
04/25/2013 08:48 am ET Updated Apr 25, 2013

Bill Clinton Joins Twitter

Former President Bill Clinton officially joined Twitter Wednesday night, posting under the handle @billclinton.

Clinton first "joined" twitter April 9, when Stephen Colbert set up an account for the former president under the handle @prezbillyjeff during an interview on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report."

“Well, sir, I took the liberty of opening you a Twitter account," Colbert said at the time. "Now @presidentclinton was taken, @williamjeffersonclinton was taken, but @prezbillyjeff was available."

Clinton was initially skeptical of the social networking site.

"What if you tweet and nobody tweets back?" Clinton told Colbert. "There's nothing worse than a friendless tweeter."

Clinton seemed to have changed his tune Wednesday night:

Clinton used another tweet to raise awareness about World Malaria Day. His account was quickly verified.

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