Thursday, April 16, 2009

Now Twitter's Really Gonna Get Busy: Here Comes Oprah

The Oprah Winfrey Show
Well we should all gird our loins because Oprah's a-coming to Twitter. According to the official Oprah Winfrey Show page on Facebook - which she also recently joined:
The Oprah Winfrey Show: Oprah's now on Twitter! Don't miss her very first Tweet this Friday on the Oprah Show!
Personally I'm finding so many of her shows to be quite compelling as of late even if I vehemently disagree with the views presented. At least the conversation is thought-provoking and intelligent. So since most of her Friday shows are taped live in Chicago at 10am EST expect Twitter to crash for a bit around then. We know how much our beloved Twitter has become the flavor du jour as it was expected, but the recent user growth has caused their servers to overload more than once. I'm fairly certain the value of their selling price just went up as well.

I'm also curious as to whether she herself will be sending updates in the future or if it'll be a staffer. The value of this account will be determined by who handles it as she's busy enough as it is. Since Oprah admitted she didn't even have a cell phone I applaud whoever encouraged her to keep the show fresh and involved with social media. 

photo from FB site
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