Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to join Twitter

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Caracas (Venezuela), Apr 27(ANI): Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will be the latest politician to start using Twitter, a social networking and microblogging service, being extensively used by world leaders.

"Comandante Chavez is going to open his Twitter account soon to wage the battle online," The Telegraph quoted Diosdado Cabello, Director of Venezuela's state-run telecommunications agency Conatel, as saying.

"I'm sure he'll break records for numbers of followers," he added.

Twitter enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the author's profile page and delivered to the author's subscribers, who are known as followers.

According to reports, U.S. President Barack Obama has nearly 3.8 million followers on the social networking tool. (ANI)

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