Late night TV's loss is the Twitter universe's gain, apparently. Comedian Conan O'Brien joined social networking site Twitter on Wednesday.
His first tweet? "Today I interviewed a squirrel in my backyard and then threw to commercial. Somebody help me."
His bio? "I had a show. Then I had a different show. Now I have a Twitter account."
Late Wednesday night, he already had over 195,000 followers. The account displays the symbol confirming it's verified by Twitter.
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O'Brien briefly hosted "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien." He gave up the gig when NBC wanted to move him to a later time slot to accommodate "The Jay Leno Show."
To follow him on Twitter, click on the link that accompanies this page.