That sound you hear is another celebrity belatedly plunging into the Twitterverse. Keith Olbermann wrote his first tweet last night, joining most of his MSNBC colleagues (including Rachel Maddow, who as of this writing has 1,644,180 followers) as an active participant in the social media platform. The man who once named Twitter his "Worst Person in the World" thus followed in the footsteps of such luminaries as Bill Gates and the Dalai Lama.
Enlisting the help of Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, who provided insight into the needs of the Twitterverse ("I think people would like to know what you're wearing on your feet right now,") Olbermann offered a mea culpa to the masses for his first tweet.
I give up. I was wrong. Young and foolish. Now my twitter-cot [?] belongs to the ages. Behold: I tweet.
Olbermann has already amassed over 20,000 followers and learned how overwhelming Twitter can be for the famous. His second tweet: "So NOW I get it. I say hi and 7500 people shout HI
and my eardrum bursts and I'm up all night reading and I have no chance
to cure egomania?"
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