Monday, Mar. 28, 2011

Kanye West

Followers: 2.8 million
Sample tweet: "I just zoned on how ill it is to really fall in love... Pimpin' is whatev ... Love is that s---!"

The man who just can't keep his mouth shut may have finally found his medium. Since joining Twitter in June 2009 and amassing a network of some 2.4 million followers, Kanye West has used Twitter to spout off on just about everything from home decor ("I specifically ordered Persian rugs with cherub imagery!!!") to travel ("Hotel bathroom got me feeling like a king!"). Then, in September, he used Twitter to wax philosophical about his year and his bad reputation; he even used it to apologize for his infamous storming of the stage at the MTV Video Music Awards with the simple words "I'm sorry Taylor" — one of the most retweeted posts of 2010. West still tweets as often as a dozen times per day. He even poked fun at himself during the Grammy Awards on Feb. 13, when the heavily favored Justin Bieber was beaten out for an award by the relatively unknown jazz bassist Esperanza Spalding. "Damn... I can't find the words to explain how I feel about the best new artist award... Don't wanna say the wrong thing." But that's where he is wrong. When it comes to tweeting, it seems West is only right.