(New readers should start here: http://richardrycroft.net/2010/12/28/twitterquest/)
One of these people is Katie Porter (@EternalKatie). She lives in Beavercreek. I think that’s somewhere in America.
I think that because, when I sent her a message today to thank her for becoming my 2,000th follower (yay!!), she replied, “Awesome!”, which suggests she’s American, doesn’t it. Also because she heard about me from a retweet by a Hollywood actor / producer / director.
Not him. That’s Stuart Laws, who I’m always going on about on here. I just thought it was time you had a look at him, in case you haven’t seen him in a comedy club yet, or visited his blog (http://stuchopslaws.wordpress.com – he’s put up a new post today with a couple of videos which I think are very funny. Especially the break-in one). No, Stuart did a tweet about me to Judd Apatow, who you’ve seen in loads of American films and TV shows.
This is Judd Apatow. He holds an entirely different camera to Stuart, and in an entirely different way. Which is possibly how he came to produce the movies Anchorman, Fun With Dick & Jane and The 40 Year Old Virgin, among many others. Actually, he directed the last one too. He also directed Knocked Up and Funny People, and… Well look, there’s all sorts of information about him on the internet if you want to know more. Suffice to say, I was thrilled that he chose to let the world know about TwitterQuest.
Not all of his followers were.
“Man, Judd-you give away your retweeets so casually they will soon lose all meaning.”
“I don’t get the goal here. Richard wants recognition for not contributing anything? Very 2011.”
But others loved the idea, and Stuart’s original message has been retweeted all over America this evening. And Scandinavia, Ireland, Germany and goodness knows where else too. The new followers are still coming in. So, thank you Stu, thank you Katie, and thank you Judd. The latest heroes of TwitterQuest.
Oh, and thank you @bagtheneematoad who, as this goes to press, is the latest of 2,078 followers.
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By the way, Mr Laws is no shrinking violet in the film production stakes. Check out his hugely popular ’Becoming Batman’ series on Youtube. It’ll open up a whole new world to you. Episode one (of many) is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZYc1G09c7E
Don’t be fooled by the lo-tech beginnings. It gets massive!