Australian Prime Minister joins Twitter

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has joined Twitter.

The Prime Minister’s Twitter account, presumably updated by staff comes as part of the launch of the KevinPM site, a tame take on the Obama campaign’s social media outreach during the US Presidential Election.

Along with his Twitter account, the Prime Minister also has links to accounts on Flickr, MySpace, Facebook and YouTube.

Rudd comes late to Twitter in Australia, with Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull having joined Twitter in mid-October. Notably Turnbull regularly updates his account himself.

The first Prime Ministerial tweet reads “Looking forward to communicating with you on Twitter.”

Video from KevinPM as follows, and his Twitter account here. Lets just hope he doesn’t say anything to controversial, otherwise his own Government will have to censor it ;-)