Pope Benedict was a historic pontiff in several ways: both in his resignation, and in being the first pope to communicate with his followers through social media. This is an inside view into how his Twitter account was run from a computer in a locked room kept specifically for the purpose.
First tweeting pope remains silent over resignation: Obviously keen to avoid any leak of his resignation – which… http://t.co/OjpSAEVP
— Social Media 331 (@socialmedia331) February 16, 2013
The Vatican’s response to trolls? “We are receiving tweets that I consider not worthy of a human person,” said Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, head of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications.