Hugo Chavez is starting to use Twitter to counter his opponents online, forcing a president who often talks for hours to sum up each thought in 140 characters or less.
Chavez urged Venezuelans to watch his newly created account - chavezcandanga - after midnight Tuesday, saying "at that point is when I let loose."
His first tweet in Spanish popped up at 14 minutes after midnight: "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!!"
By late Tuesday, the socialist leader had more than 18,000 followers before posting a single tweet, and that increased to more than 23,000 early Wednesday....MORE
Fidel: "Cool, More Time to Blog!"
Breaking: "Chavez to join the blogosphere"
That's what the world needs, more goofy-assed dictator bloggers.
Just think what Mussolini could have done with the medium.*......*He did have stuff to bitch about:
From Drexel University's Smart Set:
Scent of a Führer
Hitler wanted to control the world. But he couldn't even control his flatulence.
Guests at the Berghof, Hitler’s private chalet in the Bavarian Alps, must have endured some unpleasant odors in the otherwise healthful mountain air....
Mussolini and Hitler
The dictator who smelt it, dealt it.