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Witnessing the power of Twitter: Kanye West [OFFbeat]

Kanye West fans propelled his name to trending topic status Wednesday (July 28) as they flooded his newly created Twitter profile to ‘follow’ him. You’d have to be living under a rock to not know how powerful of a tool Twitter can be in blasting something across the internet, but to actually see it first hand is something else. People are adding @KanyeWest to their ‘Follow’ list by the thousands in mere minutes. To give you an idea of how quickly the account was growing, we did some number logging between 10:40 and 10:50 Eastern Standard Time (EST) to demonstrate how quickly the growth was (and still is) occurring. Keep in mind that Twitter traffic varies depending on the time of day but since his first post around noon, Kanye’s traffic has been consistent.

Witnessing the power of Twitter - Kanye West

Kanye expressed his appreciation for the overwhelming response to his Twitter presence: “I got 90,000 followers in 8 hrs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you everybody”. It wasn’t long before he tweeted about another milestone, this one being 100,000, and went as far as thanking the follower who made that milestone happen: “100,000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! shout out to @yoodeebaby for being the 100,000th follower thank you to everybody”. After a few more miscellaneous tweets he commented again on his follower status: “8:50 p.m. – 120,000!! This is way to much I need a moment!!! Can I quote myself or is that like talking in 3rd person which Kanye loves to do LOL”. Just before 1:00 a.m. he wrote, “20,000 away from 200,000… this has been an amazing first day I’m floored by the warm reception Ineedamoment.” HipHopCanada London rep DJ Chedo from The Come Up Show dropped a comment on Facebook around 10 p.m.: “Kanye West is averaging 3080 followers per 2-3 minutes. This is crazy.” If you break it down you could say he’s doing about 5,000 people every 20-25 minutes. If you refresh his profile it’s like someone is adding him every second… 1 second per 1 person per account could be a Twitter lmit so his actual growth could have been even bigger. He finally reached 200,000 followers at 2:03 a.m.

Kanye West Twitter Follower Growth
Logged from 10:40:00 to 10:50:00 Eastern Standard Time

  • 10:40:00 – 153,897
  • 10:40:20 – 154,099
  • 10:40:40 – 154,178
  • 10:41:00 – 154,257
  • 10:41:20 – 154,309
  • 10:41:40 – 154,385
  • 10:42:00 – 154,414
  • 10:42:20 – 154,457
  • 10:42:40 – 154,528
  • 10:43:00 – 154,609
  • 10:43:18 – 154,632
  • 10:43:40 – 154,696
  • 10:44:00 – 154,796
  • 10:44:20 – 154,865
  • 10:44:40 – 154,942
  • 10:45:00 – 155,000
  • 10:45:20 – 155,075
  • 10:45:40 – 155,146
  • 10:46:00 – 155,232
  • 10:46:20 – 155,298
  • 10:46:40 – 155,378
  • 10:47:00 – 155,469
  • 10:47:20 – 155,533
  • 10:47:40 – 155,593
  • 10:48:00 – 155,650
  • 10:48:20 – 155,728
  • 10:48:40 – 155,783
  • 10:49:00 – 155,875
  • 10:49:20 – 155,937
  • 10:49:40 – 156,001
  • 10:50:00 – 156,072

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