Apple CEO Tim Cook just joined Twitter, and has gained about six thousand followers over the past five minutes or so. He's up to 23K as of the writing of this sentence. I would imagine that by the time I'm done with this article it will be something like 70K. Let's see what happens.
So far, he has only tweeted once:
Visited Retail Stores in Palo Alto today. Seeing so many happy customers reminds us of why we do what we do.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) September 20, 2013
The customers certainly came out in droves all over the country today for the iPhone 5s and 5c release. Here's a line in central Florida:
Right now, Cook is only following eleven other Twitter accounts: The Auburn Plainsman, Duke Basketball, Laurene Jobs, Thomas L. Friedman, Kings of Leon (who link to iTunes in their bio), Anderson Cooper, Philip Schiller, Eddy Cue, Jimmy Fallon, Kerry Kennedy and RFK Center.
Cook's bio simply says: "CEO Apple, Fan of Auburn football and Duke basketball Cupertino."
He wasn't verified when I started writing this. Phil Schiller retweeting him was the verification of authenticity (via MacRumors).
Now, he just became verified. Wow, Twitter is pretty quick with that.
Okay, so here we are at the end, and I really haven't spent a lot of time here. He's now up to 30K followers and climbing.