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Friday, July 30, 2010

Why Kanye West and Twitter Are Meant To Be

Posted By on Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 2:30 PM

click to enlarge VIA KANYE WEST'S TWITTER
  • via Kanye West's Twitter

Kanye West was late to join the social media party, but he was caught up to speed immediately upon stepping into Twitter headquarters here in San Francisco earlier this week. At one point, he was gaining 80 followers a second. Where did we learn this? Kanye's Twitter, of course. Now he has 300,000-plus followers eating up his puffery, narcissism and asininity in tweet-sized bites. Not bad, considering that he's following -- oh, rounded to the nearest even number -- no one.

Just as we readied to expound on how a better match could not be found than in Kanye and Twitter, he tweeted the same conclusion:

I think Twitter was designed specifically with me

in mind just my humble opinion hahhhahaaaahaaa

Yes, it would seem that way. (Obligatory hahahahaha.)

Sure, his error-laden tweets and total disregard for the English

language might bring his intelligence into serious question. Does it

matter? No. With Twitter, Kanye can't lose. Part of Kanye's appeal is

the "what next" factor. The indisputable fact that it's actually Kanye

and not some PR flack writing these tweets makes him the

one to follow. The man has absolutely no sense of self-censorship.

If he's not accusing George Bush of not caring about black

people at the Hurricane Katrina fundraiser telethon next to a very

uncomfortable Mike Myers, he's upstaging innocent little

lamb Taylor Swift at the VMAs to pronounce Beyonce's

video as "the best video of all time."  Even our nation's

president, Barack Obama, had to chip in on the public relations

train wreck that keeps chugging, calling Kanye a

"jackass" after the Taylor Swift debacle. 

That's why Kanye

and Twitter are soul mates united at long last. He can talk about

himself all day, every day, without a moment of pause before hitting

"tweet." His fans and foes need not wait for the next major public

appearance to pounce on him for the latest idiotic remark. A mere "@kanyewest" will do the trick.

No, Kanye didn't need a Twitter

account to retain his fame, which is perhaps why he held out for so

long, but you can bet his celebrity will grow as more people clue in to

how hilarious even the tiniest sliver of a window into his mind can

be. So far, Kanye has showed us all sides of himself in 140-character

snippets: Kanye the man, the interior designer, the poet, the business

adviser, the spiritual leader, and the horndog.

His very first


Up early in the

morning taking meetings in

Silicone Valley

An hour later,

an unapologetic retraction:

Lol I spelled Silicon wrong ( I guess I was still

thinking about the other type of silicone ITS A PROCESS!! : )

He passes on a dictum or two to his loyal followers:


past arrogance has caused the failure of my

past businesses .... be humble in your decision making


is awesome

And gives us glimpses into the trials

and tribulations of being Kanye:

Dating models I had

to learn to like small dogs

and cigarettes

Don't you hate when girls

send you a picture of

... anything other themselves!!!


specifically ordered persian rugs with cherub

imagery!!! What do I have to do to get a simple persian rug with cherub

imagery uuuuugh

See? Not even Kanye always gets what

he wants. But maybe Twitter can help. ITS A PROCESS!! :)


us on @SFAllShookDown

and the writer @taylorfriedman

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