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.
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.