Even the Pope is Tweeting!

When I first heard Pope Benedict XVI is going to start tweeting , I was very curious and excited at the same time.  He is the one of the most influential religious leader in the world. The importance of Social Media is evident, especially it’s ability to reach the masses and transcend influence.  He did not just stop at tweeting but also took part in answering some questions from his followers. He responded to seven question over seven hours. Everything was planned and executed beautifully.

These accounts were launched about 11 days ago. Twitter confirmed it through their blog, His Holiness received ten of thousands of questions using hashtag – #AskPontifex , I’ve picked out some interesting ones to share with you!

Deep question from – JamesMartinSJ

Pontifex Twitter Account Tweets Pope Benedict
A message to the naughty ones – MichaelDuffy

Pontifex Twitter Account Tweets Pope Benedict
Someone who cares about LGBT issues – JBinSFO

Pontifex Twitter Account Tweets Pope Benedict
A random question – antprompts

Pontifex Twitter Account Tweets Pope Benedict
Now let’s look at his Holiness account, yes he has more than ONE MILLION followers and the number is growing.

Follow the Pope - http://twitter.com/Pontifex
Follow the Pope – http://twitter.com/Pontifex

Pontifex Twitter Account Tweets Pope Benedict

Some tips for you to take away

  • I love the cover photo, it immediately makes a statement
  • The twitter handle is short and easily recognizable
  • The description is concise/straight to the point
  • Cover page is looking very vibrant with the use of bright sunny colors
  • Even the Tweets were short and easy to read

You can easily use these tips to open a new account or refresh your old one. It’s all about establishing yourself apart from the rest. Create that online charisma and you are half way there. You don’t have to be famous to get a Million followers. My advice is not to get intimidated but start from small and work your way up. You can do it.

You can also read my other posts about Twitter

  1. Let’s go TwitterLand – https://goldandfabulous.wordpress.com/2012/12/09/social-media-lets-go-to-twitter-land-infographic/
  2. How to get started with Twitter? – https://goldandfabulous.wordpress.com/2012/07/30/how-to-get-started-with-twitter/

If you encounter any problems, please leave a comment here or send me a tweet – https://twitter.com/gpoovan or using hashtag #AskPoovan


SOCIAL MEDIA – Let’s go to Twitter Land [infographic]

Twitter – the world of micro-blogging that changed the way how we communicate using 140 characters. Whether you use it for personal or business, Twitter is one social media tool you cannot ignore or avoid. The 465 million strong users will vouch this for you.  If you are already using it, please share your experience with me.

What do you use it for you?

How do you use?

Do you have an objective?

Read this post to get started, if you are still a bit shy – https://goldandfabulous.wordpress.com/2012/07/30/how-to-get-started-with-twitter/

Note & Tips:

  • The 19.5Millions in Indonesia is a big opportunity for businesses to market their product/services.
  • Follow tweets/people from your industry
  • Join in Twitter Chat that’s relevant to you or your business. See this Twitter Chat Schedule for more info
  • Please DO NOT start if you do not have a plan. An abandoned Social Media account is bad your business

Now let’s look at the infographic.

How Big Twitter Is In 2012 Infographic

Would you like to brand your business or yourself successfully on Social Media? I can help.  Please contact me at +65 9792 3379 or email gpoovan@gmail.com for a FREE no obligation discussion.

Which is your favourite pie? [INFOGRAPHICS]

If turkey is the star of Thanksgiving dinner, then pie is most certainly the encore. America’s love affair with this golden-crusted treat has been well-documented in pop culture; in fact, a 2012 survey by NPR examined pie preferences and determined that, indeed, there is nothing more American than apple pie. Take a look to see which other pies Americans will leave room for on turkey day.

At the movies with Presh – Rise of the Guardians

Credit : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rise_of_the_Guardians_poster.jpg
Credit : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rise_of_the_Guardians_poster.jpg

Rise of The Guardians – Boogeyman decided he wanna have some fun, he declare war against d Guardians. D Moonman appointed a new guardian to fight over evil. Hence, its Santa Clause, Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, Sandman & Jack Frost against Boogeyman. Good triumphs over evil. Boogeyman was smart to use fear & different tactics to defeat d Guardians in d beginning. However, childrens’ faith in magic kept d guardians strong till d final battle. D characters were amazingly represented.. u fell in love with them instantly. It was great to watch a movie on magic & faith; I’m beggining to feel d joy of d festive season now 🙂 Hohoho!

At the movies with Presh – Taalash

Credit :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Talaash_poster.jpg
Credit :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Talaash_poster.jpg

Talaash (hindi) – A suspense thriller it is.. D trailer portrayed d film as a cop drama. Yes.. d protagonist is a cop, but what he finds in d end isnt evidence material nor logical explanation; its an emotional experience which answers his questions. Aamir Khan was at his usual best, playing a cop investigating a mysterious accident, which trails back to a series of crime. Rani Mukherjee was superb as d frustrated yet hopeful wife, trying to mend their relationship, after loosing their son. Kareena Kapoor as d street walker, with a charm. Both d ladies were outstanding, d characters demanded such calibre. Kareena’s body language, dialogue delivery, screen presence were AMAZING! I shouldnt enclose d suspense here. Expect d unexpected… I was caught unaware when d truth unfolds. Get spooky guys…

Temple Of Fine Arts Presents Ramayana An Asian Cultural Confluence


With blessings of our Founder and Guide, His Holiness Swami Shantanand Saraswathi, the Temple of Fine Arts celebrates its 30th anniversary this year with a big bang production based on the ever relevant epic Ramayana.

The epic, a tale of principles and virtues is very relevant in today’s world deprived of the very ethos of it’s existence. A thread of sacredness runs through the characters (whether living or non-living) and their inter-relationships epitomized by Lord Rama’s depiction of Maryada-Purshottama – person of unsurpassed integrity and principles.

Ramayana – An Asian Cultural confluence is an attempt to highlight the relevance of this epic through the potent medium of the arts. A dance drama inspired by the art forms of all the places where Ramayana has a place in people’s hearts.

The subtle and overt inspirations of dance styles like Bharathanatyam, Odissi, Kathak, Balinese, Thai and Folk create a magic of its own in each rendition of this dance drama by the teachers and students of the institute. The surreal aura of this production has touched the hearts and souls of thousands across the globe for the last 20 years.

The grandeur of the decades old spectacular has been kept alive by a multi-generational troupe of dedicated volunteers giving this show a feel of divine longing. While costumes and backdrops artistically handcrafted by these very volunteers are awe inspiring the relentless effort of the backstage crew provide a technically class act each time.

As is the tradition of Temple of Fine Arts this arts production too is humbly presented with the sole motive of giving the audience joy and uplifting the soul, hence there will be no admission price for the priceless offering. However in the material world there is a cost to everything and so we would much appreciate your generous donations which will go a long way in keeping the spirit of “Arts, just for the love of it” alive for generations to follow.

Sunday, December 9, 2012
6:00 to 8:00 PM
Trcc Theatre Republic Polytechnic
9 Woodlands Avenue 9 Singapore 738964

More information here : http://www.templeoffinearts.org/sg/web2012/html/framelayout.htm

Extend your weekend in 2013

Shopping at Harrods
Shopping at Harrods

We all love our weekend. The longer the better some may say. In Singapore going way for a short weekend getaway is a pleasure for many. Due to the strategic location and ease of travel in Singapore, anyone can plan a nice break away from our garden city. We can start with a pleasant trip to JB across the causeway or even shopping at Bangkok with a short flight. These are possible with any budget and intention. All you got to do is plan. Yes you heard it right, plan way ahead. It’s better because you can get good rate with air tickets and hotel if you book early. I always plan my travels ahead, sometimes six months ahead.

To assist you in the momentous task, I decided to share with you the long weekend guide. You must be wondering why! You can use this to plot your holiday plans. It’ll cover when you need take that extra annual leave to make the weekend even longer and satisfying.

2013 Long Weekend Guide
2013 Long Weekend Guide

Do share with us your tip as well! Happy Holiday planning!