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Twitter users make Michelle Obama's private L.A. trip very public

June 15, 2010 |  5:59 pm

Michelle Obama's trip to Los Angeles with her kids was supposed to be largely private.

But thanks in part to Twitter users around L.A., it's been decidedly public. People have been Twittering from around the city in the last two days as the First Lady dined and took in the sights.

Twitter was buzzing when the Obama family showed up at Pink's on La Brea Avenue for hot dogs. There have been sightings all day -- some accurate (dining at Pizzeria Mozza) some less so (roaming around the Chinese Theater in Hollywood).

More recently, there has been anticipation at Staples Center amid reports that she was going to show up for Game 6 of the NBA Finals.

In the video above, Times staff writer Carla Hall talks about the Obamas' trip and the Twitter effect.

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