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Sunday, February 6, 2011

TWITTER PATTER
If You Use Twitter, Benicio
Del Toro Will Follow You.  Seriously.


The actor Benicio Del Toro.  This is his avatar on Twitter.
(And yes, he follows me, too.)  
Twitter/Benicio Del Toro

by Omar P.L. Moore/PopcornReel.com        Follow popcornreel on Twitter FOLLOW
Sunday, February 6, 2011

If you are a regular on Twitter, you may often have thought of some of the rich and famous on Twitter: "how can someone with that many followers follow just six people?  Sounds like a self-perpetuated ego-boost!"

For those not famous, it's a surprise when someone famous begins to follow them. 

So it was a huge surprise last week when the Oscar winning-actor Benicio Del Toro began following everyone who followed him.  Literally: everyone.  He re-tweeted almost every comment addressed to him.

With such frequency and robust, heartfelt responses one generally doesn't see often enough, Mr. Del Toro's presence on Twitter was initially greeted last week with skepticism from a few Twitter users (myself included.)  Was it really him?

It soon became clear however, that Mr. Del Toro's presence in the Twittersphere was authentic.

In response to a tweet, one user said this.  The actor also re-tweeted the comment.

Mr. Del Toro, the star of Steven Soderbergh's epic "Che" films, was recently seen on screen in Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere" in a cameo.  And now the actor is giving cameos to those who follow him on Twitter. 

One hundred and forty characters of fame?

It seems that Mr. Del Toro (who signs many of his tweets BDT) is showing that being on Twitter isn't all about him, but rather, a lot more about his millions of fans.


A photo released this weekend on Twitter by Mr. Del Toro.

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