Advertising startup Pontiflex—not to be confused with @pontifex—got an unexpected boost from Pope Benedict XVI's choice of Twitter handle.

With hundreds of millions of tweets per day, it’s impossible to follow everything happening on Twitter. Every Friday, the Daily Dot rounds up notable Twitter news and stories from the past week—in 140 characters or less.

The week’s best new accounts: Awards season is upon us, and who better to get the inside track on the Oscars from than its producer Neil Meron. British soccer analyst Alan Hansen is also a newbie, but hasn’t tweeted yet.

Photo of the week: Antivirus software pioneer (and murder suspect) John McAfee’s life on the lam ends in custody in Guatemala. (@PNCdeGuatemala)

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