Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Twitter: Oprah Approved.
On Friday, April 17 Oprah screamed at the world (in all caps):
"HI TWITTERS . THANK YOU FOR A WARM WELCOME. FEELING REALLY 21st CENTURY."
If Twitter needed another excuse to be in the mainstream news, they received it when Oprah gave them her endorsement on Friday morning.
Within about 15 minutes of her first tweet, Oprah had more than 76,000 followers, with a hundred more arriving by the minute. Four hours later, she had more than 125,000.
After showcasing the trendy social media tool on her show, with the help revolutionary communicator Ashton Kutcher (I can hear Marshall McLuhan cringing), more than 1.2 million new Twitter accounts have been created.
Get the full story by reading:
How Many New Twitter Users Post-Oprah? A Lot. Maybe Over A Million