Bezos discovers Twitter, peanut gallery

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Twitter was founded on March 21, 2006 and for its first 3,534 days Amazon head honcho Jeff Bezos apparently felt no need to tweet … despite having had an account for years.

That changed this morning, coincidental to Bezos’ desire to trumpet an “historic rocket landing” by his company Blue Origin. Here’s his first tweet:

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And here’s the overly produced video that accompanied the tweet.

Bezos has attracted 14,200 followers, as of this writing – he’s yet to follow anyone. His first tweet caught the attention of and generated a tweak from Elon Musk, who has his own rocket venture, SpaceX.

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Here's the xkcd "What If?" link explaining the difference.

I’m no rocket scientist, but it would seem Musk has a point.

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