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Jesus was the first ever Twitter user

From the Telegraph.UK:

Christ “used tweets before everyone else, with elementary phrases made up of fewer than 45 characters like ‘Love one another’”, said Monsignor Ravasi, the Vatican’s equivalent of a culture minister.

“A bit like in television today, he delivered a message through a story or a symbol,” the cardinal said at a conference with Italy’s leading newspaper editors.

The cardinal emphasised the importance of clergy making full use of modern-day computer technology.

“If a cleric, a pastor is not interested in communication, they are defying their duty,” he said.

The Vatican has stepped up its presence on the Internet in recent years, initially under Benedict XVI and now under Pope Francis, who has more than three million followers on Twitter in English alone. He tweets on an almost daily basis and also maintains accounts in eight other languages including Spanish, Arabic and Latin.


WWJD with social media today?

How would he use it?


2 Responses to “ “Jesus was the first ever Twitter user”

  1. He had a lot of “zingers”, I’ll give you that… He made his messages very memorable. We often fail at this.

  2. I find it very interesting that we find it necessary to expand on the stories of Jesus from the pulpit rather than letting them stand on their own.

    Jesus was THE Master Storyteller and expertly balanced brevity w/ allegory & illustration.

    Plus his actions told a story of their own (though still consistent).

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