When Conan O’Brien was being defenestrated by NBC in the Jaypocalypse, Twitter came loudly to his defense. And now Conan O’Brien—of Twitter Tracker fame—has come to Twitter! Yesterday, O’Brien debuted a Twitter account with a single (as of this writing) tweet:
Today I interviewed a squirrel in my backyard and then threw to commercial. Somebody help me.
Less than 24 hours later, he has nearly 250,000 followers. (Jay Leno, by comparison: 30,000. Jimmy Fallon crushes them both, at two and a half mil.) I would counsel O’Brien to stop at one tweet, and thus go for the highest tweet-to-follower ratio in cyberspace.
But I have the feeling he’s not going to be able to throw out quips from unemployment. As his bio says, “I had a show. Then I had a different show. Now I have a Twitter account.” Progress!