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The Vatican announced today that Pope Benedict XVI would start tweeting from his own Twitter account. Benedict, 85, sent a tweet last year from a Vatican account. It’s believed that since he rarely uses a computer he will simply dictate tweets, but not type them himself.
Walmart is moving Black Friday to Thursday. The company announced that instead of having customers brave crowds early Friday morning, it will be opening its doors at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
Spot the Station
The International Space Station has been the source of spectacular images and videos from its perch more than 200 miles above Earth. Now, NASA has launched a service called “Spot the Station” – so when it sees you, you can see it. The service will send email and text messages when the space station should be visible in your area. According to NASA, the station is the third brightest object in the sky, behind the sun and the moon, so it is normally easy to see on clear nights.
Mitt Romney lost the election, but according to the Huffington Post a draft of his victory website went live for at least a few minutes after his defeat. Political Wire took screenshots of the site, which contains information about the inauguration, joining the Romney administration and the “President-Elect’s” vision for a “smaller, simpler, smarter” government. There is even a quote from “President-Elect Mitt Romney”: “The 21st century can and must be an American century. The torch America carries is one of decency and hope.”