But it gets better because Shaq is actively reaching out for Tweet-ups. In case, you didn't know Tweet-ups (or "tweetups") are those weird meet-ups that are initiated through Twitter. It's kinda like the new version of meeting someone in a chatting room and then arranging a real-life meeting at the mall. But hopefully not as dangerous. Some travelers tweetup at the airports or music festivals and we're guessin, hostels and hotels for late night fun.
Take this case of newbie Twitterer Jesse Bearden who with a friend followed Shaq to a diner in Arizona after they read on his Shaq's Twitter feed that he was eating there. Here's how it all went down.
"You go talk to him" I said, while tugging nervously on my dress. "No, you go talk to him" Sean replied while flipping his hair.
But Jesse and his friend Sean didn't need to go talk to him. Because Shaq began to Twitter from his phone.
I feel twitterers around me, r there any twitterers in 5 n diner wit me, say somethin
Sean and Jesse finally found the right frizz-ease for their curly do and approached Shaq for a picture. He obliged and was actually very curious about what types of phones they had. Shaq is obsessed with mobile phones. Still, while he's not as great of a Twitterer as our boy Lance Armstrong, we like it that Shaq is accessible.
So the lesson learned here is that if you follow Shaq on Twitter you can probably
stalk follow him in real-life too.