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Dalai Lama joins Twitter

By on February 23rd, 2010 
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Guess what ? His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet has joined the world's favorite micro-blogging website - Twitter. He, Tenzin Gyatso, (born: Lhamo Thondup) is the head of the Tibetan government-in-exile based in Dharamshala, India.  Tibetans traditionally believe him to be the reincarnation of his predecessors.

He fled from Tibet after a failed uprising against the Chinese rule in 1959 and is now based in India. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in the year 1989.

On Tuesday, a post on the website of the Tibetan government-in-exile said  - "His Holiness the Dalai Lama has joined the social networking line(Twitter) to keep in touch with his followers." . He holds a verified account on Twitter and his follower count has already crossed the 50k mark.

Check out Dalai Lama's twitter page here.

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Dalai Lama joins Twitter was originally published on Digitizor.com on February 23, 2010 - 6:27 pm (Indian Standard Time)