Oprah Joins Twitter and Twitter Becomes Mainstream

Oprah Joins Twitter and Twitter Becomes Mainstream

Those that are already on Twitter have to love this;  Oprah Winfrey made her first ‘Tweet’ April 17th, 2009!

Oprah’s first ‘Tweet’ 



This turned out to be the big announcement from Twitter CEO Evan Williams.  Are you wondering the impact Twitter can have on your company or profile?  Check out a post written on our blog earlier; “How Twitter Fits Into Your Corporate Marketing Plan” 

As of end of day April 19th, (that is just 2 days!) Oprah is already at 347,792 followers!  She also has a Google Page Rank of 4/10 already!

Notable People on Twitter

Ashton Kutcher – the current Twitter leader in followers has recently eclipsed CNN and has helped raise the profile of Twitter in the mainstream.  Followers : 1,219,926 Google Page Rank : 7/10

Demi Moore – wife of Ashton Kutcher, I suppose this was expected.  Followers : 646,893 Google Page Rank : 6/10

Shaquille O’Neal – Basketballs current most notable Tweeter. Followers : 717,070 Google Page Rank : 7/10

Jimmy Fallon – Currently teaching Oprah how to use Twitter.  Followers : 739,932 Google Page Rank : 6/10


What’s Twitter About?

Twitter is a micro blogging website which allows you to update your current status in 140 characters or less.  You can:

  • point to things you like on the web where those that subscribe to your updates (called followers) can read what you are saying.
  • search in Twitters utility and reply to updates from other Twitter’s that interest you.
  • customize your own page to look the way you want it to look.
  • companies can announce to the world the latest news about your company.

Think you have the capability of herding the sheep?  You do!  Just get followers!

Twitter has increased its traffic from about 6 million unique visitors in January 2009 to more than 14 million in March 2009.

Some Twitter Profiles Have Google Page Rank

For those that follow internet marketing a little more intently and are wondering why some of these profiles have Google Page Rank.  Fellow ‘Twitterer’  Robert Kennedy has been doing some experimentation of his own and I am told that, at a very basic level, the way to get Page Rank on Twitter is by having others linking to your profile and also by replying to others that are on Twitter. 

The more buzz you get other Twitter users writing about the the better the chance of raising your page rank naturally.

Twitter Just Officially Went Mainstream

I think that Google and Facebook’s pursuit of Twitter may have just went up a few notches.  With recent rumours of Google offering $250 million, I think it is pretty easy to see why Google Ventures was recently launched offering to help new business with seed money.

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Welcome to Twitter Oprah.  Twitter just officially went mainstream.

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    Thanks for another fantastic post. Where else could anybody get this type of information in such a perfect means of writing?

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    Yes DJ, thanks for the mention. I find your twitter profile is very similar to normal web pages in many ways. The more RT (retweets) and @Robert_Kennedy messages the more Google seems to like it. At the end of the day the are both votes in a way.

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    Ah, will her profile turn into the most followed Twitter account? Twitter works best as a tool if we have something to promote with it. Does she have? Most likely…

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    Twitter’s profile must be rising to greater heights with celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey and Ashton Kutcher becoming members. We will soon witness a phenomenal leap in the numbers game with the followers of these celebrities also joining the ranks. Endless opportunities exist for companies to reap rich dividends from this social networking site. Cant wait to see what comes in the upcoming months!

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