31,742 #ThanksPontifex Tweets

Pope helicopter at St Peter's

I want to write this small note to thanks everyone who helped to thank our Pope (Emeritus) Benedict XVI with #ThanksPontifex. Topsy tells me we sent out 31,742 messages with the #ThanksPontifex hashtag, with 3,971 right at the hour he ceased to be Pope. At that point, #ThanksPontifex was trending 3rd in the USA. Many people with tailored trends had it trending #1 on the 27th and for a long time on the 28th. Cardinal Wuerl even thanked the Pope with #ThanksPontifex.

I need to thank everyone who helped with this. One person, let alone one with under 2,000 followers, could not have done this alone. I want to thank those who wrote it on blogs,  those who sent out a dozen messages, and even one woman who created a twitter account just to send one tweet as part of it.

There are thousands of reasons to thank Benedict XVI and I won’t enumerate them here, go on twitter and search it.

For those of you who need some images (Screenshots from Topsy & Twitter). The graph of the 27th:

ThanksPontifex Topsy 7am feb 28

The graph of the 28th:

ThanksPontifex Topsy 7am Mar 1

Where #ThanksPontifex appeared on trends.

ThanksPontifex Trends 8pm feb28      ThanksPontifex Trends 9pm feb27

Fr Matthew P. Schneider, LC

Teens need to experience Christ. I am a Catholic religious priest with the Legion of Christ who tries to help them do that. Part of doing that is running this blog. Currently I'm stationed in the DC Metro area preparing material for RCSpirituality.org (Regnum Christi Spirituality Center), studying an advanced Theology degree, and helping youth ministry freelance.


Fr Matthew P. Schneider, LC


Teens need to experience Christ. I am a Catholic religious priest with the Legion of Christ who tries to help them do that. Part of doing that is running this blog. Currently I'm stationed in the DC Metro area preparing material for RCSpirituality.org (Regnum Christi Spirituality Center), studying an advanced Theology degree, and helping youth ministry freelance.



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