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Twitter Debut for The Pope!

Pope publishes first post on Twitter

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:

The Guardian

NY Times

BBC

 

Is the Leveson Inquiry Pointless in Today’s Online Media…

The Leveson report devotes very little space to the impact of the internet on journalism. Photograph: Sinister pictures/Demotix/Corbis

The Leveson report devotes very little space to the impact of the internet on journalism. Photograph: Sinister pictures/Demotix/Corbis

…most probably, yes. His mistake of not tackling the internet is a great one. Many journalists have expressed their opinions on the issue, and when reading three articles in particular and also discussing the topic in a lecture I have to agree with them. Leveson just does not get journalism today.

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