Dalai Lama Joined Twitter…no, seriously


I know, there was that fake profile a long while ago that fooled thousands of people.  It’s real this time though!  It was actually confirmed by the VP of Communications Sean Garret when he formally welcomed him to the Twitter world.  Sure, it’s probably someone that works for the Dalai Lama posting things for him, but that’s about as close as you’re going to get.  I have yet to decide if this makes the Dalai Lama more cool and up to date, or if it just means Twitter is slowly taking over the world.

I’m leaning towards the latter of the two.  The Dalai Lama met with the co-founder of Twitter, Evan Williams.  Apparently he proposed the idea of the Dalai Lama creating an account, but only got a laugh out of him in response.  Now after all of that happened, there is a formal welcome to signify the joining of such a prestigious person.  It’s definitely one of the most significant users Twitter has managed to acquire.  I suppose if everyone jumps off of a bridge and all you get are a few annoying followers, then you should jump too.  Hey, the Dalai Lama joined.

Source: Switched