Beyonce shares her family photo album

Beyonce used her first ever Tweet to launch an online collection of personal photos. Photo: Twitter / @Beyonce

Beyonce Knowles has launched a new website offering a tantalising glimpse into her pop star lifestyle.

She used her Twitter account - which previously had more than three million followers without having sent one tweet - to launch the collection:

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Hey World, It's B! I'm so excited to invite you to my new http://t.co/fZxlrtAh - we've been working hard, and it's finally ready for you XO

Among many others, selected photos show her:

The full set of snaps - and the occasional video - is at beyonce.tumblr.com.

Beyonce at a basketball game with husband Jay-Z. Credit: Reuters