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: