Pope joins Twitter-world

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Pope Benedict XVI, 85, will officially launch his own Twitter account to communicate short messages on faith and to inspire Catholic followers online. According to CNN, the pope will compose the tweets himself, press the send button for the first tweet, but others will send the tweets on his behalf in the succeeding posts. 

Behind this move are Greg Burke, a former journalist now working at the Vatican, and Claire Díaz-Ortiz, who heads social innovation at Twitter and has been influential in getting religious leaders to join the social networking site. The Dalia Lama (@DalaiLama), Rick Warren (@RickWarren), Joel Osteen (@JoelOsteen), and scores of other religious leaders utilize the site to spread their messages.

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