28 Jun '11, 11pm

Pope Benedict XVI sent his first tweet on Tuesday, typing it himself on an iPad.

Pope Benedict XVI sent his first tweet on Tuesday, typing it himself on an iPad.

Pope Benedict XVI touches a touchpad to send a tweet for the launch of the Vatican news information portal 'www.news.va', at the Vatican. -- PHOTO: AP VATICAN CITY - POPE Benedict XVI wrote a message on Twitter on Tuesday praising Jesus and announcing the launch of a new Vatican website in the first 'tweet' by a leader of the Roman Catholic Church. 'Dear Friends, I just launched www.news.va. Praised be our Lord Jesus Christ! With my prayers and blessings, Benedictus XVI,' wrote the pope, using his formal name in Latin - the Vatican's official language. The Vatican has embraced social media in recent months, launching popular Facebook and YouTube pages and courting bloggers as it tries to get the Church's message out to a wider and more youthful audience. The Church also used a website to receive notifications of purported miracles attributed to late pope John Paul II and i...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/World/Story/STIS...

Tweets

You Are What You Tweet: {From the editor: This ...

ecopreneurist.com 20 Jun '11, 3am

{From the editor: This guest post by John Friedman, was originally published on Vault’s CSR Blog: In Good Company . With t...