Reporting Melony Roy
By Melony Roy
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Twitter has become a modern-day live version of a press release. Announcements are made with it and news is broke on it, but if you were looking for a confirmation tweet from the Pontiff on his resignation, we’re still waiting.
Pope Benedict surprised the world by announcing his resignation but the first pope to embrace social media left his 1.5 million twitter followers waiting for a tweet.
“The Pope and the Vatican are trying to become more tech savvy,” Mashable tech reporter and Bucks County native Samantha Murphy said. “I think it would have been a different approach for them to make the announcement over Twitter. I think that taking a traditional approach was expected — if this were ever to be expected in the first place.”
And as for what may happen to the Pope Benedict twitter account PONTIFEX after February 28th…
“The Twitter handle that the pope has right now it’s not like it’s tied to his specific name so it would be very easy for a new pope to step in and continue that legacy.”
The last post on the Pope’s Twitter account said “We must trust in the mighty power of God’s mercy. We are all sinners, but His grace transforms us and makes us new.”