Conan O'Brien joins Twitter

Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:55pm EST
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By Nellie Andreeva

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - If Conan O'Brien's debut on Twitter is any indication Coco fever is stronger than ever.

In his first public comment since his final "Tonight Show" on February 12, O'Brien launched a Twitter account Wednesday afternoon, (at)conanobrien, and sent his first tweet. "Today I interviewed a squirrel in my backyard and then threw to commercial. Somebody help me," he wrote on his page, which also includes his bio summed up as "I had a show. Then I had a different show. Now I have a Twitter account."

What followed was a wildfire on the microblogging site. Within the first three hours, O'Brien had more than 100,000 followers, with 1,000 new fans signing up every minute.

<p>Talk show host Conan O'Brien hosts the 54th annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles September 22, 2002.</p>