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Charlie Sheen Busts Onto Twitter; Already Past 1M Followers

Charlie Sheen Busts Onto Twitter; Already Past 1M Followers

Charlie Sheen has said that his multiple appearances on various talk shows like "The Today Show," "20/20" and "Piers Morgan Tonight" have all been about spreading the "truth." What better way, however, to spread it, than via Twitter.

In fact, the Charlie Sheen Twitter account, which was created on March 1st, already has over 1.2M followers, in less than two days. His initial set of those he followed was a short list of 10 people, including porn star Bree Olsen, Piers Morgan (who seemed to soft pedal questions to Sheen on Monday night when he interviewed Sheen on CNN), Howard Stern, Alyssa Milano, and a few more. He's currently up to 25 people. Whether or not Sheen's rise to over 1.2M followers is a record for speed is unknown. However, it certainly was quick. The account (@charliesheen) is verified, as well.

How did Sheen get verified?  In general, Twitter is out of the verification business.  In addition, Sheen reported had his Twitter account activated in just a few hours.  How did that happen?

According to AdAge, Sheen's management got in touch with Ad.ly in the morning on March 1, and after eliminating the cybersquatter at @charliesheen, the account was up and ready to go (and verified) by 12 PM. Ad.ly CEO Arnie Gullov-Singh said:
We know a bunch of people at Twitter, and we reached out to them and told them that probably the biggest name in media right now wants to be on your platform and, of course, they were all right with it. But you're right that Twitter doesn't verify, but they make exceptions. The thing about verification in general is that Twitter was getting overwhelmed with requests to be verified -- they don't have a team for this. Same thing at Facebook.
Ad.ly's founder, Sean Rad, spoke to TechCrunch and said that in addition to setting up the account, they gave Sheen tips on tweeting, @reply and what a hashtag is.

He reportedly wanted to use Twitter to speak directly to his fans, and give them his side of the story in the "Two and a Half Men" bruhaha. His first Tweet included the image below (if you don't know, that's Bree Olsen) and said (he calls himself an unemployed winner in his Twitter bio):
Winning..! Choose your Vice... #winning #chooseyourvice http://twitpic.com/455ly9
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Umm... Busts? or did you mean Bursts?

And the guy makes like a few million / episode, if we just stop talking about him, and focus on whats happening around the world, then no one would give a *** what charlie sheen is doing... if the media drops it, then the public drops it, case closed.

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is she legal? xD

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Doesnt look like an alien to me

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{is she legal? xD}

LOL..She was "Barely Legal" six years ago!!!

Edit: LOL....Sorry Inspector, I forgot that you are only 16 years old...You wont get the joke.

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I need to win a hang with Charlie Sheen for a week contest, that's just 1 of his women, from what I've seen he has 3 in house, and I am sure a couple hundred in his Rolodex. I don't drink or do drugs either so I could be a good influence on Charlie I am sure.

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rapid1:

...I don't drink or do drugs either so I could be a good influence on Charlie I am sure.

Well I do not care or think what type of influence I may or may not have on Charlie Sheen and could probably care less.

since I occasionally drink and smoke  what cam to my mind was a line from the classic Zappa 'Brown Shoes Don't Make it '

'If she were my daughter I'd ?....

What would you do daddy/"

Is she were my daughter ...I'd.........fill in the rest if you knowSurprise

 

Hint::: smother that .....

 

now that's tasty Big Smile

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no i think i got that sammy... lol

RA1D, :D

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I would like to a take a moment & reconsider what I may said regarding Mr. Charlie Sheen 

I always find him smart and funny on the Two and a Half Men show I and was reminded how much I find it amusing

it's the bit of media press with his personal life I never really bothered to follow or care about. ... on the other had I would to mention I saw him  and Judge Judy on the Jay Leno show after one of his rehabs... that was entertaining too..

 

one can only imagine what it like to have any personal indiscretions made public and get so much attention     in the meantime I can always enjoy watching the Two and half Men and Two and a Half Geeks

 

so sorry Charlie and thanks

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He knows what he is doing .. Soon he will rule all!!!

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