From The Globe and Mail; full article found here.

Dalai Lama twitter

The Tibetan spiritual leader isn’t following anyone yet but has more than 70,000 followers.

Twitter’s founder says the Dalai Lama laughed at the thought of using the social networking service. But the Tibetan spiritual leader now has an official Twitter site — and more than 68,000 followers.

Twitter founder Evan Williams posted a message Sunday that he’d just met the Dalai Lama in Los Angeles and pitched using Twitter.

On Monday, a Twitter page set up by the Dalai Lama’s office in India carried its first message. It mentioned that the Dalai Lama had been in L.A. and gave a Web site link for details.

Six other Tweets since then provide links to interviews, photos and webcasts.

Although his Holiness has yet to post a personal message, his office has posted links to interviews and photos on his behalf. From age-old spiritual communicator to high-tech connections, the Dalia Lama is yet another example of utilizing new media to stay linked in with followers.

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– Jessie W.