March 04, 2011, 1:30 PM — When Charlie Sheen joined Twitter on Tuesday, the "bitchin' rock star from Mars" immediately infused the microblogging service with tiger blood, Adonis DNA and pointless, unverifiable exclamations of #WINNING!.
Twitter is a better place for it, certainly for the 1,569,193 (and counting!) members who are winning enough to rub virtual shoulders with @charliesheen. It is a select group of self-selected winners indeed, many of whom no doubt already are heeding the advice Sheen is spreading through the Twitterverse that we all would do well to "plan better," or #planbetter.
Sheen also has revolutionized use of the Twitter hashtag, which nobody was using correctly until Sheen came along and showed them how to #WIN on #TWITTER. It just takes a little #tigerblood.
Sheen has brought his generous brilliance to Twitter, and the Twitterverse is the richer for it. We all should feel special. But not as special as a special group of real #WINNING! winners who don't merely follow @charliesheen -- they are followed by the transcendent, otherworldly, fired sitcom star himself.
They are a small group, just 26 strong, but they all specialize in one thing: WINNING! You may recognize some of them:
That last guy isn't famous, but he sells watches to only famous or rich people, so that makes him a #WINNER! Also, his Twitter profile identifies him as an "employed winner," which is verification enough for me.
You can check out the rest of the charmed group here. Overall, while I was puzzled and disappointed by Ron Jeremy's absence, I'll have to grade Sheen's Twitter follow list a "W". For WIN!
Chris Nerney writes about the business side of technology market strategies and trends, legal issues, leadership changes, mergers, venture capital, IPOs and technology stocks. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisNerney.