The Pope sent his first tweet.
UPDATE 12/12/12 22:36 GMT:
The Pope has something around 1.5 million followers across his various language oriented accounts. English is the leader with close to a million. The number is going up by 10k each time I check it, it seems.
So far he has 7 tweets.
I have been watching a little of the @pontifex feed.
Pretty strange and pretty much as I knew it would be.
The deeply twisted and the profoundly dumb are out in force.
The insults have mostly to do with perversion (homosexual acts) and scatology.
Honestly, some of these people write things that are so stupid I marvel that they even know how to breathe.
So far, I am confirmed in my opinion that it would have been better for the Holy Father’s cat to have a Twitter feed.
Time will tell what fruits this will produce.
By the way, I am unconvinced that Popes should tweet. There, I said it. Yes, I know about social media and the New Evangelization. Blah blah blah….
Choose your best answer and give your reasons in the combox. You don’t have to be registered to vote, but you do have to have an approved registration to post.
I am not quite at this point, but…
UPDATE 13 Dec 1812 GMT:
In the meantime, I just caught this from a bigwig on the Pontifical Council for Social Communication: