While Pope Benedict XVI tweeted using the Vatican’s Twitter handle this past July, he is now venturing out into the digital world on his own.
While the official name of his Twitter handle has not been announced the 85 year-old can just log on the social networking site for some inspiration- dozen of impersonators have popped up since the move was announced. His presence on the Vatican handle drove an increase of over 50,000 followers so it remains to be seen if his solo effort will put him into competition with Twitter heavyweights Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Ashton Kutcher, and President Obama. The Pope’s presence along with the heavy use of Twitter on both sides of the aisle during the recent US presidential election mark the social sites continued move from the fringe into the mainstream of the world news and culture.
As delivery activity has cooled, especially in former hotspots India and China, FedEx has unveiled TechConnect Repair- a service with 3 day turnaround for PC repair and similarly quick fixes for consumer devices such as the iPad and the Nook.
While the service may seem out of left field to some, it is actually a natural move as FedEx has been repairing their own devices internally for quite some time and much of the necessary infrastructure is built in.