Tag Archives: Twitter

An interesting claim about the followers of @pontifex

From Vatican Insider comes this …. color me skeptical.
Benedict XVI has almost 2 million followers on Twitter. “The Pope has grasped the full potential of this social network. Facebook’s too personal”
VATICAN INSIDER STAFF
ROME
“Someone had to show the Pope where to … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Whither Papal Tweets?

What I really want to know:
In which section of the Acta Apostolicae Sedis are the Holy Father’s tweets going to be published?
Which theological note will they be assigned?

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Pipiavit @Pontifex – FOLLOW UP and POLL

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 … Continue reading

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Are Christ’s mission and Holy Church well-served by “me-tooism”?

My friend Fr. Tim Finigan, His Hermeueticalness, has written with a touch of irony about the recent launch of the Holy Father’s Twitter account, @pontifex.
Among Father’s observations is an amusing bit about how the Holy See’s explanatory announcement of this Twitter thing, … Continue reading

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@Pontifex

The Holy Father’s new Twitter account is up and running: @Pontifex
He has not tweeted anything yet, at the time of this writing.

From VIS:

The Pope’s presence on Twitter is a concrete expression of his conviction that the Church must be present … Continue reading

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Summus pipiabit Pontifex!

FOLLOW UP:
3 December: His account is up and running: @Pontifex
 
Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks!
On Monday we will find out what the Pope’s new Twitter handle is.
There will be a press conference in Rome on Monday to reveal more details … Continue reading

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Card. Napier on Twitter about Pres. Obama’s unnatural sex evolutionary moment

Yesterday in my post asking you to “follow” Cardinal Dolan on Twitter (@CardinalDolan) another Cardinal’s Twitter account was mentioned: @CardinalNapier.
On Twitter Card. Napier reacted to Pres. Obama’s unnatural sex evolution:
Cardinal Napier (@CardinalNapier)
5/9/12 11:42 PM
Obama on same sex “marriage” begs question: … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: Social Networks and YOU

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I am curious about your use of “social networks” such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ just to name a few.
Please choose your best answer and then (if you are registered here) leave a comment in the … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! A TWITTER PROJECT REQUEST from Fr. Z

Catholics need to learn better how to use the new media, new tools of social communication, and social networking.
(On that score, I renew my appeal that you please use early and often the sharing buttons on these entries. Thanks!)
I saw … Continue reading

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USAToday’s coverage of the #WhatSistersMeanToMe tag on Twitter (We are mentioned.)

I noticed this in USAToday:
Twisting tweets make hash of hashtag support for nuns [Nooo… it brought clarity to support for nuns.]
By Cathy Lynn Grossman, USA TODAY
Hesitate before you launch a hashtag. The experiences of President Obama and Catholic priests prove the … Continue reading

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Tweeting for the Magisterium of Nuns

The acolytes of the Magisterium of Nuns, such as Fr. James Martin, SJ, of America Magazine, are pretending that the Holy See’s effort to reform the the LCWR is about Republicans and politics, or about their “social justice” work.
Fr. Martin, … Continue reading

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My thanks to tweeps!

I am very grateful to my tweeps who consistently re-tweet my tweets and blog posts on Twitter.
I started a new link category on my side-bar and have added the Twitter names of people helping me out.

Hint: Do as they have … Continue reading

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SMS et Pipationes … LATINE! MVR!

Picked up via rogueclassicism and a Google+ page:
+Lauren Stein suggested coming up with a list of Latin abbreviations for texting. I’m pasting in here some ideas for that which already surfaced at the eClassics Ning a couple of years ago: … Continue reading

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Benedictus qui pipiavit in nomine Domini

It isn’t very often that you see a Pope send a tweet.

Latin for “tweet” is pipio, -are.  A “tweet” is a pipiatio.

And this…

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Latin for “tweet” and “Twitter” – WDTPRS POLL

Fewer questions in this twittering world burn at hot as the proper Latin terminology for Twitter.
In a couple places, for example on the entry about the Z-Cam and Radio Sabina,  I have suggested that Latin for “tweet” as in the … Continue reading

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