Kevin Rudd joins Twitter

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.

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.

Kevin Rudd
(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.

The Twitter account provides an addition to the PM's renewed web presence, which includes a Facebook account, a MySpace page, a YouTube Channel, and a personal website.