Conan Follows Random Woman on Twitter

'Sarah Killen, your life is about to change,' late-night exile warned
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 7, 2010 5:18 PM CST

(Newser) – Since Conan O'Brien joined the ranks of the unemployed, he's taken Twitter by storm and brought fame to his beard and assorted other associates. Now the ousted Tonight Show host, who has more than a half-million Twitter followers but before Friday wasn't following anyone—not even his own beard, squirrel, monkey, freckles, or Sharpie marker—has a new pal. " Sarah Killen, your life is about to change, " he tweeted. And boy, has it.

Killen, aka @LovelyButton, started out with three followers and now has close to 16,000. She's using her newfound fame to solicit donations for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day, a breast cancer research fundraiser, and has been flooded with offers to help out with her upcoming wedding. "I think it's completely genius of him to do this little experiment," the 19-year-old tells the Los Angeles Times. "Even if it ends right now, it was really, really fun. It was really cool of him." Click here for more details on the lucky Killen.

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