At 2:54 p.m. on February 24 Conan tweeted two sentences that resonated with thousands of twitter patriots: Today I interviewed a squirrel in my backyard and then threw to commercial. Somebody help me.
That was all it took.
Twitterers and Twitterettes jumped at the opportunity to help him by following his every tweet.
And that Twitter photo. So clearly provocative and seductive
Nearly 48 hours later he had grown a following of more than 400,000. The currently stuck-in-limbo redheaded maven has proven that his absence has left people waiting, wanting.
And his Twitter bio. So clearly filled with pain and absence — but full of irony and technological humor: I had a show. Then I had a different show. Now I have a Twitter account.
As with countless other people and professions, Conan has not simply embraced the new ways of communicating with masses but he has turned it on its ear by mocking it and keeping his following alive.
Bravo Conan — at least one redhead is paying attention. What will you do next?
Post script: As I spent 20 minutes writing this blog post, Conan gained 800 more faithfuls on his Twitter page.