Posted by Web Design Cardiff at 09:08 on 18 August 2010
US rapper Kanye West has made a Coventry man an online star by following him on Twitter. Mr West made Stephen Holmes the first (and only) person he is following on Twitter, after joining last week. Kanye has amassed more than 380,000 followers in that time.
As a result, Mr Holmes's followers on the site have increased from 60 to about 1,500. Kanye West, on his Twitter page advised him: "Tweet strong young man tweet strong!!!"
In a similar story, earlier this year the US chat show host Conan O'Brien decided to follow just one person on Twitter, 19-year-old student Sarah Killen.
In an interview with the New York magazine, she described how she was deluged with thousands of messages in the hours after O'Brien chose to follow her. Related:
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