Bill Gates joins the band of twits

Software supremo Bill Gates has bitten the Twitter bullet and has attracted a multitude of followers in just a few hours.

Gates – who has a verified account @billgates, started off his Twitter career with a message “Hello World”.

Bill Gates on TwitterAccording to his home page, Gates is following 40 people but has 148,377 followers, all of them intensely interested in the works and trumps of the man who made Vole all by himself.

So far he hasn’t had a great deal to say for himself and he hasn’t taken the real Twitter plunge and started following his 150,000 and rising fanbois.

We look forward to His Billness telling us what he had for breakfast and his favourite TV programmes. We look forward to that, but we doubt we’ll see it.