Twittermania has overtaken China as the country's president Hu Jintao has registered himself for its equivalent of a Twitter account.
According to the Telegraph,
Within hours of appearing as a registered user on the micro-blogging platform of the People's Daily, the main mouthpiece of the Communist Party, Mr Hu was garnering followers at the rate of 600 per hour all waiting for his first pronouncement.
However says adds the report
24 hours later, Mr Hu, now with 16,687 followers, had yet to make his first post, or decide which of his many fans he might like to follow on the site.