Gates joins Twitter

The Microsoft guru has entered the world of Twitter and has followers growing by the thousands

Bill Gates is now on Twitter

Bill Gates is now on Twitter

Microsoft co-founder and chairman, Bill Gates, has delved into the Twittersphere and is being welcomed with open arms by celebrity Twitter veterans such as Ashton Kutcher and Ryan Seacrest. His verified account already has tens of thousands of followers and is growing by the minute.

The billionaire philanthropist, who famously quit Facebook last year because he found he found the mountain of friend requests “irritating”, appears to have re-kindled his affection with social networking, at least for now. He is back on Facebook, albeit with his own 'page' rather than a profile, and has almost 60,000 fans.

Gates made his first ‘tweet’ with the well-worn programming phrase “hello world”.

He has more than 240,000 followers, but the figure is growing by the minute.

You can follow Gates on Twitter @billgates.

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