Hugo Chavez's First Tweet Is ... Boring

It begins: 'Hey how's it going?'

By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 28, 2010 6:47 PM CDT

(Newser) – Geez, even the most bellicose dictators sound humdrum on Twitter. After Venezuela's Hugo Chavez announced he was starting his own feed, the world awaited his first twitterance. Here it is, with translation courtesy of the BBC. "Hey how's it going? I appeared like I said I would: at midnight. I'm off to Brazil. And very happy to work for Venezuela. We will be victorious!!" For more breathless updates, follow the feed at @chavezcandanga.

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez speaks during a press conference at the Itamaraty palace in Brasilia, Wednesday, April 28, 2010. Chavez is on a one-day visit to Brazil.
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez speaks during a press conference at the Itamaraty palace in Brasilia, Wednesday, April 28, 2010. Chavez is on a one-day visit to Brazil.   (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
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