April 30, 2010 2:12 p.m. EST
Topics: science and technology, human interest, offbeat, technology,
Ayinde O. Chase - AHN News Editor
Caracas, Venezuela (AHN) - Venezuela's socialist president Hugo Chavez
is urging Cuba's Fidel Castro to join him in using the social networking
site Twitter. Chavez himself already has 120,00 followers after only
three days using the service.
Venezuela witnessed a dramatic rise in people using Twitter last year
and Chavez once a vocal critic of social networking sites is now one of
its staunchest supporters. He's said recently that Twitter allows him a
way to combat critics of his government.
His invitation to Tweet also went out to Bolivian leader Evo Morales
another ally who shares his anti-American sentiment.
U.S. president Barack Obama is one of the top ten most followed on
Twitter with nearly 3.8 million followers. British Prime Minister Gordon
Brown is the next most popular head of state with 1.7 million followers.
Chavez can be followed at chavezcandanga.