So the big news today is that Pope Benedict has announced his retirement from the Papacy. That hasn’t happened in over 600 years! What gives? Many are wondering if it’s because of another impending scandal in the Catholic church. The Pope claims he is just really tired. Either way, this event might also be historic in that it may highlight the most widely followed, most followers per tweet and shortest “celebrity” twitter account ever. That account is @Pontifex (His Holiness Pope Benedict) a.k.a. the certified Twitter account of the Cardinal formerly known as Joseph Ratzinger.
With only 34 tweets posted to the @Pontifex account in just two months, the Pope has amassed over 1.5 million followers. Not surprisingly, all of His Holiness’ tweets have been either been very inspirational and/or very holy. In homage to the Pope’s brief time in the Twitter spotlight, I thought it would be fun to post a couple of “thought shalt not” lists for uncertain Twitter users.
Top 13 Twitter Don’ts – PCMag.com
Ten Don’ts For Marketing on Twitter – Dummies.com
In case you were still wondering or didn’t bother to check, the sole 8 lucky followees of the Vatican resident:
More Pope Benedict accounts, but just more of him in 8 other languages.