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:
The graph of the 28th:
Where #ThanksPontifex appeared on trends.