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Jimmy Fallon = 4,000 New Twitter Followers

March 16, 2009 10:22 AM

When Jimmy Fallon premiered his late night talk show earlier this month, some of his first guests included Web superstars Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht of “Diggnation” fame. Here at TVWeek, we always like to explore the crossover potential between Web and TV, so when I caught up with Mr. Albrecht at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, I asked him if his appearance with the late-night comedian had opened up any new opportunities for him.

Not yet, he said. “It’s not like ABC is calling and saying we need to get you on right now!” However, he did see a bump in Twitter followers–about 4,000 new ones. That brings him to about 57,000 now. Jimmy Fallon recently joined Twitter and he’s already amassed 330,000 followers.

I also asked Mr. Albrecht if TV still remains the big brass ring for him. Like most Web stars, he doesn’t plan to abandon the Web especially because of the fan interaction that’s possible online, but he continues to audition weekly for TV pilots on broadcast networks.

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I'm a fan of Alex's because of his work with Liam Lynch.. on http://www.liamlynch.net/

It's well under the radar, however...

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