Originally posted on TIME:
In April, actor Taye Diggs followed 24 people on Twitter—which was 23 more than Kanye West, but still pretty diminutive. Two months later, he was up to 45,500 followers, causing joy, confusion, and calls to investigate from strangers across the Twitterverse. Journalists especially.
After months of speculation, Diggs went on the TODAY ShowFriday to set the record straight regarding his follow spree. And it was an answer we all should have guessed: he hired a social media expert.
“I mean I’m embarrassed,” Diggs said. “Everybody was telling me I needed to have more of a presence on Twitter, so I met with this dude that deals in social network.” Diggs gave him a list of people he was interested in—from athletes to politicians—and the social media manager started following them so the actor’s Twitter…
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