George H.W. Bush has officially entered the 21st century. The former president started tweeting Tuesday, with his first message honoring Nelson Mandela. Within 12 hours of his first tweet, he had picked up more than 41,000 followers, but he was only following eight accounts—his foundations, his library, his sons Neil and Jeb (W. doesn’t have a Twitter account yet), and his wife. That’s nice and all, but the Internet will be sorely disappointed if Bush doesn’t start tweeting about his socks soon. Or if he doesn’t start humblebragging about W.’s artworks.