Within a few hours of Benedict XVI joining Twitter, he has already received 755,153 followers!
Since midday today, he has written three tweet posts, in eight languages on the pope’s eight Twitter accounts. Benedict made his Twitter debut at the Vatican during his weekly audience. He was surrounded by a group of young people who ensured he did not make any mistakes.
“Pontiff joins Twitterverse but Vatican says Benedict XVI is ‘not the kind of person who will be checking his tweets at lunch'” (The Guardian, 2012)
Here are some news stories on the announcement: