Conan O’Brien Joins Twitter, Beats Leno In Followers

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Last night our Twitter feed was abuzz with the glorious news: Conan O’Brien, heroic leader of comedy dorks everywhere, had joined Twitter. Everyone RT!!! NBC’s rejected late night host was only packing around 7000 followers last night at 8PM EST, but this morning that group has grown to 243,981 fans. The guy’s only got one tweet up so far, but it’s hilarious and perfect and made of diamonds and butterflies: “Today I interviewed a squirrel in my backyard and then threw to commercial. Somebody help me.”

Conan originally bashed Twitter on “The Tonight Show” (oh, remember the good ol’ days?!) but he seems to have jumped on board, if only for one reason: to beat Jay Leno. In less than 24 hours, Conan skyrocketed past Jay’s measly 30,000 Twitter fans with his growing army of Twittering Team Conan members. If Jay’s corporate-looking page with boring show updates doesn’t tell you everything you need to know about the dude, then what good is Twitter for, really? @Coco 4-ever! #weloveConan.  [Photo: GettyImages]