Back in September during Current TV’s Hack the Debate event, former vice president Al Gore (a cofounder of Current) admitted he did not have an account on the micro-messaging service Twitter (which was helped with the event), but promised to create one by that weekend. A few days turned to weeks, a few weeks turned to months… Still, there was no Al Gore on Twitter — until today.
Yes, the Nobel Prize and Academy Award-winning man has an official Twitter account. All of those tricked yesterday into thinking the username TheRealAlGore, was in fact the real Al Gore, can send a thousand Qwitter messages that guy’s way, because the actual true Al Gore’s account is al_gore.
He’s gotten over 2,000 friends already in a few hours. Expect thousands more if he actually uses the service. So far he has but one tweet (Twitter message): “Just signed up for Twitter. Please check out http://www.algore.com/ and http://www.repoweramerica.org/.”
Boring Mr. Gore! We want to know what you’re having for dinner!
Twitter has seen huge increases in usage numbers and signups during the political season. Gaining a user in the man who once won the popular vote while running for president in 2000 (but, of course, lost the electoral vote, and thus, the presidency) is a fitting end to the season.
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(With the title, I joke with the former vice president who once had remarks he made about helping to create the Internet taken out of context.)