Newest Celeb Tweeter: Dalai Lama
@dalailama hits 100K followers in first day
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 23, 2010 9:16 PM CST
@DalaiLama   (Twitter)

(Newser) – It remains to be seen whether his offline following will boost him past the Ashton Kutchers of the Twittersphere, but the Dalai Lama is well on his way after opening his Twitter account today. With @DalaiLama, the Tibetan spiritual leader is nearing 100,000 (to Kutcher’s 4.5 million)—though he laughed at the original suggestion from founder Evan Williams in a meeting yesterday. No actual tweets from his holiness yet, however.