Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has started an account on the Twitter micro-blogging service, but it is not know if the politician maintains the account in person.
(Credit: PM's office)
The PM's presence on the service comes behind opposition leader Malcolm Turnbull, who has maintained a presence on Twitter since October. Turnbull has been verified to post messages on his account personally and interact with the community.
At the time of writing Rudd's only post was "Looking forward to communicating with you on Twitter". He had 247 followers and was followed by 80 other people.