-- Canada joined Twitter today in the most polite way -- quietly and with little fanfare.
Our neighbors to the north, who claimed the @Canada Twitter handle, have amassed a steady following since their launch this morning, gaining more than 20,000 followers in their first few hours.
Known for Tim Horton's, Rob Ford and hockey, @Canada tweeted the account will be used to show off "everything that makes Canada the best country in the world."
The @Canada account was promptly welcomed to the Twitter community. Some were genuine while others aired their grievances (ahem, Justin Bieber) with @Canada.