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LisaTickledPink's 15 minutes of Twitter Fame

 
 
Reply Mon 8 Mar, 2010 07:42 pm
Leo Laporte and his gang of tech gurus challenged themselves and their audience to find a complete stranger on Twitter and make her or him famous. They're borrowing Conan O'Brien's Twitter a-nobody-to-a-somebody challenge by announcing the Twitter name of a complete stranger on his show. Allegedly, Conan's target Twitterer has reached 15,000+ followers up from about 3 before her name was launched on late night network television.
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On Sunday, March 7th, during the live taping of this episode of TWiT, Leo Laporte "pranked" one Twitter account by sending all to a random account, @LisaTickledPink and following her. Within 20 minutes, she received more than 2,000 followers.

Kevin Rose chose the random Twitter account by searching for “i hate technology”.



So the TWIT (This Week in Tech) gang has chosen
Name Lisa Etheridge
Location Auckland, New Zealand AKA LisaTickledPink.

Just to let you know, Digg founder Kevin Rose had arbitrarily chosen the random Twitterer based on her second tweet:
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I hate technology!!!!
5:52 PM Mar 7th via web


The online tech show was live streamed on the internet Sunday noonish and Lisatickledpink now has 9,716+ followers. I'm just listening to the weekly podcast of the show right now.
http://www.twit.tv/238
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 8 Mar, 2010 07:59 pm
@tsarstepan,
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Afterward, Leo realized that she might have setup email alerts for every new follower and her email account was going to get bogged down with. He then promised the New Zealand resident a free iPad.

Laporte also promised a random follower of Lisa a free iPad.

9,916
followers


200 followers in 17 minutes!
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 8 Mar, 2010 08:22 pm
@tsarstepan,
http://i50.tinypic.com/29x9qis.jpg
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 10 Mar, 2010 08:43 pm
@tsarstepan,
It's been a couple of days and she now has 18,011 followers thanks to Leo Laporte and the TWIT gang. This oddball social experiment has far succeeded expectations.
http://twitter.com/lisatickledpink
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 22 Mar, 2010 06:10 pm
@tsarstepan,
Update:
LisaTickledPink has 26,078 followers.
http://twitter.com/LisaTickledPink

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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Mon 22 Mar, 2010 06:59 pm
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:

It's been a couple of days and she now has 18,011 followers thanks to Leo Laporte and the TWIT gang. This oddball social experiment has far succeeded expectations.
http://twitter.com/lisatickledpink


Interesting Freudian slip, that.
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