5 Ways to Engage With Warren Buffett on Twitter

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 18: Warren Buffett attends the grand re-opening of Jay-Z's 40/40 Club on January 18, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
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On Thursday, Warren Buffett joined Twitter with a missive sure to land in the pantheon of pioneering communications, alongside Samuel Morse's "What hath God wrought?" and Brian Kernighan's "hello, world":

Buffett is known to be something of a Luddite personally, having claimed he missed the details of a potential deal to rescue Lehman Brothers because he didn't know how to check his voicemail. And he is said to have resisted for years an offer of a desktop computer from his pal Bill Gates, so it seems doubtful he'll be a heavy user of Twitter.

Still, Buffett's got $53.5 billion in assets, according to Forbes, and once played ping-pong with a comically oversized paddle. He can make things happen, in other words, and he's down to have some fun. So it might be worth your while, if #socialmedia's your thing, to try to interact with the Oracle of Omaha on Twitter dot com.

Here are some suggestions.