As Twitchy reported, the 2013 papal conclave frenzy shall be tweeted. So naturally, the Vatican chimney has its own (unofficial) Twitter accounts.
The Pope Alarm, launched by the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), offers email and text message notifications.
http://t.co/MW9GMoIYZm when the white smoke goes up, you'll know what's going down.
— Pope Alarm (@PopeAlarm) March 10, 2013
Other Vatican chimney accounts:
Overcast/rainy conditions next 3 days will pose problems for deciphering the black and white. Will do my best to be clear! #chimneyprobz
— Papal Smoke Stack (@PapalSmokeStack) March 12, 2013
— White Smoke (@PapalSmoke) March 12, 2013
Im about the only thing the media fully understands about a conclave. And even then not always. #Itsblackandwhitepeople
— Conclave Chimney (@ConclaveChimney) March 12, 2013
@ConclaveChimney even has its very own Twitter foe:
Conclave Stove is trying to bring back schismatics/lost sheep to the fold. Do you see the Chimney trying to do that? Nope. #stoveforthewin
— Conclave Stove (@ConclaveStove) March 12, 2013
When the white smoke rises to announce the selection of a new pope, Twitter (and Twitchy) will be on it.