Bill Gates joins Twitter

Bill Gates has begun using the popular social networking service Twitter, The Next Web reports.

The account is a genuine and verified Twitter account meaning it's confirmed by Twitter. Twitter worker @caroline also confirmed Bill Gates had joined in a posting earlier today. Gates' first update was "Hello World", a tradition amongst programmers for people attempting to learn a new programming language.

In July 2009, Neowin took an exclusive look at Bill Gates' genuine Facebook profile. Gates lists his favourite activities as "Tennis, Bridge, Reading, Movies" and is interested in "Science, Health, Philanthropy, Software, Neuroscience, Energy". Gates also lists his Education and work history, noting he attended Harvard in 1977 to study Mathematics and Lakeside School in 1973. Gates has a small 112 friends who he accepted onto his account before 10,000 people tried to add him as a friend.

You can follow Bill @billgates on Twitter.

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