Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has hand-picked Instagram as a latest push in the social media sphere.

Instagram, the photo sharing platform, just welcomed its coolest and holiest user. The Dalai-Lama has posted sixteen pictures of himself conversing with world-famous leaders among whom features US President Barack Obama, and, you have to get your seat belt fastened, he presently has a towering 17,000 Instagram followers!

The announcement was tweeted! In this technology-driven, fast-moving decade, even the Dalai-Lama resorts to Twitter for breaking news. Surprise, surprise! Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Tibetan spiritual guide, has nearly 9 million followers on the microblogging platform which he joined in 2010.

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If you are looking for another quick crisp story, Pope Benedict XVI had his Twitter account created not earlier than 2012, two years after the Dalai Lama.

To conclude on wise words on social media and technology, in an interview with Time magazine, he said, It depends on how you use them. If the person, himself or herself, has a certain inner strength, a certain confidence, then it is no problem. But if an individual’s mind is weak, then there is more confusion. You can’t blame technology. It depends on the user of the technology”.

Food for thought indeed!