Finally, I am “trendy”, and was ahead of fashion!
The website “64 words for Aung San Sui Kyi
” launched yesterday evening at 9.30pm (GMT), and I was only the second person to Tweet using the hashtag #assk64
. Working late on something, I watched it start to take off
, particularly once @SarahBrown10, @jimmycarr and @eddieizzard started tweeting about it.
The image to the left is a screenshot from Twitter in the last 10 minutes, showing that #assk64 is now the third most popular topic on Twitter right now – that’s pretty impressive in less than 24 hours! Most are redirecting people to the website
although of course there’s always a few mis-using it – ignore them!
So Where are most of the Retweets coming from?
The organisation behind this hasn’t been slow in asking celebrities to post their “64 words” (although many, like me, have tweeted about it, rather than written their 64 words), and I suspect that @stephenfry (with over half-million followers) has had quite a bit to do with an extra spurt in popularity and the official @64forsuu
should be worth following too! @assk64 has dropped off the top trending topics, but still plenty of activity, particularly triggered by Alan Davies
On the Website:
George Clooney, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Vaclav Havel, David Beckham, Daniel Craig, and the British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown
have all written messages of support.
Waiting to see it start to appear, only 1 story in Google
at the moment.
Update 11th July 2009:
is still circulating on Twitter.