The New Pope and Social Media

By Wednesday, March 13, 2013 0 , Permalink

White smoke came out of the conclave’s stove today and the Vatican announces Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina as the new Pope. He will take the name Pope Francis I, he is the first Jesuit, first South American, and first pope named Francis.

Source: NBC News Web Reactions

Social media feeds were filled with pope chatter, as any major event whether sports, political, religious, etc. have become conversations for social participants near and far, not just events we watch, hear, or read through media channels.

Social reactions welcoming the new Pope


And some not-so-positive social reactions, such as this meme-ish headline from HuffPo LGBT blog:


Imitation may be a form of flattery, but why pretend to be the Pope? Not even a good imposture, the Pope doesn’t follow anyone on Twitter, remember?

Here is the first tweet from the new Pope


And finally, here are some Twitter tips for Pope Francis I from Anthony DeRosa, Reuters TV

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