Blessing of the New Media
Holy social media! Its official social media has entered the traditional world of the Catholic Church. On Tuesday, June 28, 2011, Pope Benedict XVI sent his first tweet. Not only did he send a tweet, but he sent from an iPad.
I guess it isn’t shocking that this happened since Pope Benedict XVI has enthusiastically supported the social media revolution. He has overseen the launch of the Vatican’s YouTube channel, “Pope2You” mobile, Facebook apps and he has also encouraged priests to blog. What is shocking to me is that an institution that is well known for its no nonsense traditional morale.
I think it is great that “everyone” is really seeing the importance of social media and embracing the opportunities that arise from it.
So what do you think? Will you be following the Pope? Who will be the next BIG tweeter?