Conan O’Brien announced to the world yesterday that “Today I interviewed a squirrel in my backyard and then threw to commercial. Somebody help me.”
The significance of this is the method O’Brien used to make this pronouncement: he tweeted it.
With time on his hands, the unemployed former “Tonight Show” host has joined Twitter, the New York Times reports.
And within the first three hours of his first tweet about interviewing the squirrel O’Brien had 100,000 followers on Twitter.
His Twitter bio reads: “I had a show. Then I had a different show. Now I have a Twitter account.”