You'll Never Guess Who Broke His Promise & Joined Twitter

twitterAfter vowing to never join Facebook's sort of rival site, Twitter, Sean Parker (the guy Justin Timberlake played in The Social Network) caved and set up an account on Monday. So far, he has over 26,000 followers. His first -- and only -- Tweet is an apology to business partner Mark Zuckerberg, saying, "Sorry Zuck, I had to do it eventually. Actually, @scooterbraun made me do it." (Scooter Braun is Justin Bieber's manager.)

When asked why he decided to finally take the plunge, Parker told the New York Post, “My historical position on Twitter was that I’d never do it. But I’m launching a blog. I’ve got to get with the times."

Yes, Sean Parker, co-founder of Napster, Plaxo, and Causes (and former president of Facebook), you really need to get with the times.

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I'm being hyperbolic, of course. Well, sort of. It is kind of weird that Sean wasn't on Twitter. Twitter is ubiquitous and, for tech-type people, the go-to platform, isn't it? It's quick, to the point, and reaches the masses. And, truth be told, I don't care what people say, I really don't think Twitter and Facebook are competitors. I mean, I guess technically they are, but they're two totally different things. I really don't think Sean's joining Twitter demonstrates any disloyalty to Mark Zuckerberg or Facebook. In fact, I think it would be pretty damn classy if Mark Zuckerberg joined Twitter himself.

Congrats on joining the Twitter, Sean. Even though it's for purely self-promotional reasons, I still think it's a nice gesture.

Do you think Mark Zuckerberg should join Twitter?

 

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