Morrissey's First Tweet Gains Him 170,000 New Twitter Followers
When former Smiths frontman and indie-rock icon Morrissey tweeted for the first time Wednesday, he gained nearly 170,000 followers on the social network in 24 hours.
Since June 2009, The Moz’s Twitter account had been stagnant. Even so, he already had more than 77,000 followers over that time. In a day, those followers almost tripled to 244,000
His first words came Wednesday and were retweeted nearly 18,000 times:
Hello. Testing, 1, 2, 3. Planet Earth, are you there? One can only hope...— Morrissey (@itsmorrissey) May 14, 2014
Since, he has tweeted four more times and seems to be getting the hang of it, mixing off-the-cuff comments with sales pitches:
Follow, follow, follow. Twitter is the perfect metaphor for...something. Dunno what.— Morrissey (@itsmorrissey) May 14, 2014
Albuquerque, thank you. Salt Lake City, you're up next. We will see you tomorrow night.— Morrissey (@itsmorrissey) May 15, 2014
Have you seen the album + autographed book bundle? It won’t be available for long. http://t.co/IcrCrL7obH— Morrissey (@itsmorrissey) May 15, 2014
Are you joining us on the tour? http://t.co/6wIY6Qj8GT— Morrissey (@itsmorrissey) May 15, 2014
Morrissey is only following one account, his label Harvest Records. He is currently on tour in support of his upcoming album, "World Peace is None of Your Business", for which he released the title track Tuesday.