Sunday, February 08, 2009

Dalai Lama Does Twitter


Over 10,000 people in 16 hours.

I also note Stepehn Fry just broke 100,000 last friday and is now up to 156,179

True 1-2-1 communication on a massive scale.

Ps one way to get innovation through your clients - dont tell them - I set up the marketing publication - brandrepublic on twitter for the fun of it a couple of years ago when they were a client of the agency and to this day I dont think they know they have 1,500 people following them or what to do with them.

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7 comments:

Nick said...

Great to see His Holiness tweeting away.

BR use Twitter as a RSS feed from what I can see. At least Gordon M has his separate account...

Was thinking of signing up a few of the brands I work on to Twitter...before someone else does...

Matthew Daniels said...

Incredible. Can't wait until every blogger covers the Dalai Lama and social media...

Does this officially make Twitter mainstream?

Anonymous said...

RE: Brandrepublic on Twitter - "A couple of years ago"?? The first post was may 2008? Is someone trying to act like an early adopter here or what? http://tinyurl.com/bgn8vr

Giles Rhys Jones said...

@anonymous twat

@nick yes it is a straight rss feed

Anonymous said...

No one is trying to act like an early adopter, but when I checked Twitter Rank the BR account was set up on 2007-06-26 06:23:49.

@Giles Rhys Jones it isn't a straight RSS feed - although we are using RSS. We are also actively monitoring it, RT some stuff and replying to people who ask questions. Like this one.

Hope that helps.

GordonM

Giles Rhys Jones said...

@gordonm cheers for clarifying. I guess I handed over the username and password at some point.glad you are using it.
@all In my young baby, sleep deprived world last week feels like last year.

Anonymous said...

Dalia Lama account is closed - was an imposter http://ow.ly/cWG