[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/08/27/art.twitter.kennedy.jpg caption= "The official account of the Kennedy family will inform followers about memorial and funeral plans."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Kennedy family started a Twitter account Wednesday to inform followers about memorial and funeral plans for Senator Ted Kennedy.
The account - @KennedyNews - has sent out four messages thus far. Posted yesterday, the first "tweet" noted, "This is the official account of the Kennedy family and staff. Will be used for info about memorial and funeral activities. #tedkennedy."
Since his death, Ted Kennedy has been one of the leading topics of conversation on the micro-blog social networking site that prides itself for keeping tabs on the nation's conversation minute-by-minute. @KennedyNews links back to TedKennedy.org, which is operated by the Committee for a Democratic Majority.
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