Attention tweeters: Your chance to win undying GLORY
10,000th follower to bag VERY SPECIAL prize!!!
Have you ever dreamed of having your name mentioned in the same breath as the titans of the tech world? Ever aspired to see yourself alluded to in the company of such colossi as dead cult idol Steve Jobs, chair-flinging pottymouth biz tyrant Ballmer, lovable shill dunderhead Stephen Fry – even the very BOFH himself?
Then yearn no more, my friend, for all you need is a Twitter account and a modicum of luck and timing: we on the social media desk here at Vulture Central are happy to report that El Reg is closing in on 10,000 Twitter followers.
Our official account is @regvulture* AND the person who becomes the 104(th) follower of that account wins a glorious prize.
The winner will have their nom-de-Twit added to the headline of a story confirming that we've hit that milestone at last. Even though it could be argued that we're not exactly Stephen Fry when it comes to social-media prominence, the Register front page at least is viewed by millions.
And we know you all want in.
So come on, dears, get following for your chance to feature in a classic headline on the world's best tech redtop. ®
*We have other accounts, too, but @regvulture is the place we truly call home.
Given the general nature of our beloved readerbase, there are those in the office who now confidently anticipate our follower total hanging paralysed for months at 9,998 - but we're sure these curmudgeons have misjudged you all.
Longtime loyals? Sod you!
Rewarding some Johnny-come-lately for being 10Kth, while consigning the 9999 who had the taste and good sense to follow you first sounds like a shallow, self-serving exercise in the manipulative use of a social media outlet long-derided by El Reg and your denizens. To which the only possible response is "Huzzah!" and "capture the moment in Playmobil, please!"
And here I was thinking tweeters were those funny little speakers I install in my cabinets..?
I'm always amused
by people who want to tell me using the medium of a comments thread on a website that they don't use Facebook, Twitter, FriendFace, Friendster, Bebo, MySpace ...