When Twitter Titans Tumble There’s Nowhere To Hide

Are you in awe of folks with a million Twitter followers? Even if you’re not, it can be a bit intimidating to tweet to someone with such a following, especially when you’re sending a critical tweet.

Most Tweeple are cool about it though and take tweets (of all variety) in stride – it’s kind of the nature of Twitter.

But some don’t.

And one “Twitter Titan” pushed that ‘pissy’ button hard, demonstrating how head-inflating follower count can be . . . and what happens when Twitter Titans tumble.

Guy Kawasaki sends out a LOT of tweets. Word on the stweet (intentionally annoying typo) has him employing multiple interns to make that happen.

Well, on the day of the Boston Marathon attack, some folks thought his nonstop promos were a bit much and suggested he press pause for a bit.

Kawasaki didn’t appreciate that advice, apparently:

THAT didn’t go over well on Twitter:

Kawasaki seemed to be rethinking the tweet:

And then this happened (looks like he changed his mind and decided to stick to his guns – his insanely stubborn guns.):

And then Alyssa Milano came to the rescue:

Guess he didn’t mock her advice since she’s a celebrity with two million followers? Seems to fit. This piece by Steve Crescenzo, lays out Kawasaki’s “rules” about who he’ll listen to on Twitter – based on his/her follower count, of course. It’s a fun read.

What do you make of all this? At the very least, it shows that no matter how much one is loved on Twitter, no matter how many followers you have, one mis-timed tweet can cause a BIG headache . . . though folks with less than 1,500 Twitter followers probably don’t need to worry so much.

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@MaryCLong maryclong@digitalmediaghost.com Mary C. Long is Chief Ghost at Digital Media Ghost. She writes about everything online and is published widely, with a focus on privacy concerns, specifically social sabotage.