Thursday, December 13, 2012

21st century Pope

Can I say first of all that I don’t have a Twitter account. It takes me all my time to keep up with this blog let alone send messages to anyone who cares to read them via tweets.

The Pope, on the other hand does have a Twitter account - @pontifex for those of you who may be interested. In fact he has eight accounts in a variety of languages but the message is the same on all of them.

His first tweet was sent out on the 12th December at about 10:30am. His second tweet came half an hour later. In future though, his tweets will apparently be written by others.

"Dear friends, I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter. Thank you for your generous response. I bless all of you from my heart."

Sorry Pope but I won’t be tweeting back nor will I be following your future messages. I am sure they will be appreciated by most who read them though. Just ignore the loonies who send abuse.

1 comment:

Bill said...

It depends what he chooses to tweet about in due course the kinds of responses he will get. So far his tweets have been pretty innocuous. Criticism of the doctrine preached by the Catholic Church or any other other faith-based group does not necessarily mean that those writing such critiques are 'loonies' as you so charmingly put it.

As you mention you do not have a twitter account, no-one can read your blog entries via it, unless a third party chooses to place a link to one of them, or your blog in general, in his/her own Twitter timeline. That's the way Twitter works.

I tend to become aware you have written a new blog entry because it is one of the blogs I subscribe to in my RSS feed reader (formerly Bloglines, for the past few years Google Reader); I subscribe to some hundreds of newsfeeds, which for convenience I group by country of origin or country of residence, whichever seems more relevant in particular cases.