It is a well-established fact that celebrities use Twitter. Ashton Kutcher is fond of tweeting about Demi Moore. Britney Spears tweets about her babies. And of course, Barack Obama tweeted his way to the presidency.
In a similar high-profile foray into social media, it was just last month, that the Pope, in an effort to connect with a new generation of Catholics, launched his own YouTube channel.
So it was not entirely surprising when reports began circulating this weekend that the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, had launched his own Twitter stream.