The Dalai Lama joins the micro-blogging service Twitter and starts posting updates, which soon almost 20,000 people are following.
Twitter announces that the Dalai Lama's account is a fake and cancels it. This explanatory message
was posted on the Twitter blog:
One of the essential doctrines of Buddhism is Impermanence. The word expresses the notion that everything we can experience through our senses is in flux, constantly changing, and ceasing to be—nothing is permanent. Is there some meaning, therefore, in the sudden disappearance of a Twitter account thought to be the official account of The Office of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama?
I have a Twitter account, but I never use it. I can't figure out what the point of Twitter is, especially for people who already have a Facebook account. (Thanks, Cranky Media Guy!)