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COCO is back ..... on Twitter

submitted on February 25, 2010 by orangearrows in "Member's Lounge"

A Conan O'Brien Twitter account surfaced this evening under the name @ConanOBrien and it is growing rapidly.

So did Conan O'Brien just join Twitter?

At first, it wasn't certain, but just an hour and a half after the inaugural tweet, Twitter added a "verified account" stamp to the page.

Conan's first tweet, posted at approximately 6 p.m. Feb. 24, 2010, said: "Today I interviewed a squirrel in my backyard and then threw to commercial. Somebody help me."

Within 10 minutes of his first tweet, he had a few thousand followers. And in his first half hour, he was up to 15,000 followers.

As of 7:30 p.m. EST, he's about to pass 50,000 followers, already 20,000 more than the verified @jayleno account. Two hours later, the feed had nearly 129,000 followers. He has yet to follow someone.

His bio reads, "I had a show. Then I had a different show. Now I have a Twitter account."
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How did word of Conan's Twitter account spread so quickly?

A Twitter account belonging to former Tonight Show blogger Aaron Bleyaert tweeted, "Hey everybody! I'd like to introduce you all to @conanobrien. Yes! Conan is now on Twitter. Wink "

Bleyaert's Twitter account does not have a "verified by Twitter" stamp. But Blaeyert had several thousands of followers before his Conan tweet and a Tumblr apparently belonging to him (that has posted behind-the-scenes photos from The Tonight Show) is linked to the Twitter account.


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    Posted by MrCheap on April 7, 2010
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    • HouTex
      Posted by HouTex on April 7, 2010
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      My favorite Norman Rockwell "Cocoshopped" extremely well! Big Grin
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    Posted by HouTex on April 12, 2010
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    In a move that qualifies as a shocker, Conan O’Brien has made a deal to return to television in a new late-night show on cable — not network — television. The former “Tonight Show” host has agreed to start a new show on TBS, the comedy-oriented cable channel in the Turner network lineup. The show will start in November and play at 11 p.m. weeknights, according to Media Decoder http://mediadecoder.blogs.nyti.....ow-on-tbs/ .

    In a release accompanying the announcement Mr. O’Brien said: “In three months I’ve gone from network television to Twitter to performing live in theaters, and now I’m headed to basic cable. My plan is working perfectly.” He begins his live concert tour in Eugene, Ore., Monday night.
    • WhattaDealBlog
      Posted by WhattaDealBlog on April 12, 2010
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      I read that on Twitter and instantly had to check the date and see if it was 4/1 and not 4/12... Eeek
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    • HouTex
      Posted by HouTex on April 12, 2010
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      I was wondering exactly what agreement he has with NBC - if they still have to pay him, since he's not going to another network.....
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    • HouTex
      Posted by HouTex on April 13, 2010
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      I heard on the news tonight that he was only precluded from working until September.

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