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Monday, February 28, 2011

David Chiu: Twitter Fiend

Posted By on Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 6:11 PM

Turning us off with his tweets
  • Turning us off with his tweets

After announcing his bid for San Francisco mayor, Supervisor David Chiu pulled a Mayor Jean Quan on us and started engaging in the obnoxious social networking antics of oversharing with his users.

After winning election in November, Oakland Mayor Quan inundated her Twitter followers with 544 tweets in a matter of 15 days. Needless to say, her fans grew tired of the nonstop updates-- so much so that she ended up having to tweet out an apology.

Could the same fate await Chiu, whose Twitter activity picked up noticeably today after he declared his intention to run for San Francisco mayor?

Chiu fired off nine tweets in the last 24 hours, most of which arrived

after he declared his intention to run for San Francisco mayor earlier

today. The last time he tweeted was on Feb. 18 and before that tweets

were sporadic on his account, with only a few a week.

More than eight hours ago, Chiu began his blow-by-blow of his announcement. He fired off the the followig tweet early this morning: "Beautiful morning in ! Can't wait for my announcement. Join me in less than 2 hours at 11am, City Hall Steps."

Two hours later he sent out another tweet: "About to step out onto the steps of City Hall to announce something big. Are you here? @ me your cell phone pics!"

And then another one: "Proud to announce that I'm running for " That was followed by this one: "Thrilled to be with friends for my filing to run for ."

And the tweets just kept coming.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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