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Cisco Twitter Follower THROWDOWN!!

July 1, 2009 - 5 Comments

First, there was Ashton Kutcher (@aplusk) versus CNN (@cnnbrk) to see who would be the first twitter account to have 1,000,000 followers…now the next gauntlet has been thrown down.In his introduction today of Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior (@Padmasree on twitter), the executive host of CiscoLive!Cisco SVP Carlos Dominguez (@carlosdominguez) challenged her to the NEXT, BIG TWITTER FOLLOWER COMPETITION!!! @Padmasree is one of the most followed executives on Twitter. Currently, she has over 650,000 followers. @CarlosDominguez is…newer to twitter and a little bit behind @padmasree’s twitter following as he currently has 376 followers. That’s right…not 376,000…not 3,760…376. His challenge to @Padmasree was this: He would get to 10,000 followers before she gets to 1,000,000. The “loser” of this competition will donate $500 to the favorite charity of the winner. So, hey, everyone wins, right?So, the gauntlet is now thrown…who’s going to win? @carlosdominguez? Or, @padmasree? My money is on Ashton. : )And, of course, if you aren’t already following Cisco on twitter, please do so @CiscoSystems.

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  1. @Padmasree 1,001,629 followers .... crazy

  2. Carlos - I've added you to our contacts but I think Fred is right - When I created the @rackforce account last week Twitter presented me with Padma's account as a recommended connection, yours was not in that list. Given that I think she has an unfair advantage over you in this challenge :)I hope you will all follow @rackforce (shameless marketing ploy there ;)) - as we launch our new datacenter next week with Datacenter 3.0 and Nexus 7200 gear :)

  3. Sorry Carlos, my money's on Padma (for the record I've followed you both since nearly day-one)but I'll gladly chip in to Tim's pot if I could just get 1,000 followers!

  4. Will you take side bets for charities, too? If so, I will donate $100.00 to the USO if Padmasree hits a million! Kind of a 4th of July thing for me.Tim SimonCisco Public Sector

  5. John,I've been tracking Padmas' twitter followers and she is so popular that she got 8,000 new followers yesterday in an 8 hour period. I think she was sleeping during those hours.I know that I have my work cut out. She is much better looking, smarter and a much nicer person than I. She is a twitter machine and I on the other hand am a twitter abecedarian.Let the fun begin. By the way, my money is also on Ashton!Carlos