The Pope tweeted. Yes, you read correctly. Pope Benedict XVI, now known in the Twitter-sphere as @pontifex, tweeted for the first time on December 12, 2012. What did the Bishop of Rome have to talk about? Expert System analyzed a sample of over 15,000 tweets that followed the Pope’s first official tweet. Ranking at the top in topics were Jesus,  faith, and prayer, as well as hope, family, life, love, work, and the gospel.

This interesting and somewhat humorous information was brought to our attention by Marketwire in their article, “Reactions on Twitter to the Pope’s First Tweet as Seen through Semantic Technology.” This semantic insight into communications from the Vatican is interesting and educational.

Melody K. Smith

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