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"HI TWITTERS. THANK YOU FOR A WARM WELCOME. FEELING REALLY 21st CENTURY." So read Oprah Winfrey's first tweet last Friday. Given Twitter's wild success, the addition of one more devotee ordinarily would not create much of an impact -- even a celebrity like Winfrey. However, Winfrey made her Twitter debut on her TV show -- another, albeit more established, cultural icon. Traffic to the microblogging site skyrocketed after the broadcast by a whopping 43 percent, according to the market tracker Hitwise.
I was interested in reading the whole article because I saw Oprah send her first "tweet". I am a boomer and have a twitter account where I follow all the regulars, Ashton, Britney, my favorite morning drive DJ's and now Oprah. I was feeling good about myself until Mr. Erickson's comment about people my age looking for coupons. My friends and I work full time, carry Blackberry's and netbooks and I manage the company website. Most of us have to record Oprah in order to watch. We're not ready for our rockers and clipping coupons yet!