Now that the buzz has started to settle a little about the Pope’s new Twitter account (@Pontifex) I’ll offer a little about what it means to me. To be perfectly honest, like Father Z, I have my reservations about the whole thing. I see the internet more as mission territory. As such, it is suitable for missionaries, not so much the Pope. I guess that all depends, however, on how one is using Twitter. Twitter is a platform that can be used for broadcasting a message without interaction, or you can interact. According to the Vatican, via AP, the Holy Father will be tweeting in Q & A format. We’ll have to wait for his first tweet to see for ourselves.
Maybe I’m just being over-protective of him.