Google's Twitter Attracts 27K Followers—in 2 Days

First tweet spells 'I'm feeling lucky' in binary
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 27, 2009 3:35 PM CST
Barack Obama's Twitter feed had nearly 335,000 followers as of this afternoon.   (Twitter)
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(Newser) – Google’s Twitter feed has attracted a staggering number of readers in the two days since it launched, proving that the micro-blogging service is already a fixture of internet culture, cNet reports. Google’s feed already has 27,176 followers—not as popular as Barack Obama, whose Twitter has 333,381 readers, but head and shoulders above Microsoft’s Live Search and Yahoo, which have 1,536 and 4,876 followers, respectively.

The first Tweet was classic Google: "I'm 01100110 01100101 01100101 01101100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101100 01110101 01100011 01101011 01111001 00001010,"—the binary code means “feeling lucky.”