Welcome Bill Gates to Twitter and Facebook

About 5 or so hours ago, Bill Gates entered the world of twitter with his first post. He also re-joined Facebook. There’s a lot of buzz about it.

It was fascinating to see how fast people were following Bill Gates on twitter. I was curious so to get an idea of how fast his network was growing, I tracked the number of followers every minute for about 40 minutes or so. Here is the result. He already had over 30,000 followers when I started this at around 4:17pm Pacific Standard time. By 5pm, he had over 57,000 followers. He was adding about 622 followers per minute!

At the time of this post, he surpassed 67,000 followers.

Takeshi Eto
VP Marketing and Business Development

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