Hur blir man framgångsrik och inflytelserik 2011? En som hamnat i den rollen är Conan O´Brien. Hur gick det till? Han blev "sparkad" från the Tonight show januari 2010. Efter det började han twittra.
On February 24, 2010, O'Brien attracted media attention for starting a Twitter account. His tweets, although primarily jokes, amounted to his first public statements since leaving The Tonight Show one month earlier. After about one hour, O'Brien's subscriber list had rocketed to over 30,000 members and approximately 30 minutes later, he was on the brink of passing 50,000 followers, already 20,000 more than the verified @jayleno account. After 24 hours, O'Brien had well over 300,000 followers. In late May 2010, he surpassed the one million mark for number of Twitter followers.
O'Brien has been named to the 2010 Time 100, a list compiled by TIME of the 100 most influential people in the world as voted on by readers. After being prohibited from making television appearances of any kind until May, O'Brien spoke about the Tonight Show conflict on the CBS newsmagazine 60 Minutes on May 2, 2010. During the interview with Steve Kroft, O'Brien said the situation felt "like a marriage breaking up suddenly, violently, quickly. And I was just trying to figure out what happened." He also said he "absolutely" expected NBC to give him more of a chance and that, if in Jay Leno's position, he would not have come back to The Tonight Show. However, Conan said he did not feel he got shafted. "It's crucial to me that anyone seeing this, if they take anything away from this, it's I'm fine. I'm doing great," said O'Brien. "I hope people still find me comedically absurd and ridiculous. And I don't regret anything."
Kolla in delar av hans sista Tonight show, som blev startpunkten i hans nya twitter-karriär:
Och ett hysteriskt framträdande på Google, "@Google and YouTube present A Conversation with Conan O'Brien":
Sen kan jag verkligen rekommendera att lägga 23 minuter på att se Conan hålla sitt "Commencement speech på Dartmouth college 2011". 90% stand-up och 10% djupt ärligt inspirerande om framtiden:
Om du inte får nog av commencement speeaches, kolla in 2011 års bästa blogginlägg från Presentation Zen blog.
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