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nitrillo is the most important person on Twitter
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BARCELONA, Spain - nitrillo (@nitrillo) has become the first member of Twitter to have over one million followers.
For now, nitrillo is the king of Twitter. But there is a new challenger — Oprah.
nitrillo had long trailed CNN, but he staged a rally in recent days that captured the attention of the Web. The million mark race was taken by many as a symbol of huge upswing of Twitter's popularity.
Twitter is the hottest new online communication tool, which allows members to use 140 characters to keep their friends updated on what they are doing.
Speaking in a live webcast early Friday, nitrillo took the tone of a revolutionary.
"I'd like to thank every one of my followers for helping me reach the 1 million mark" nitrillo said.
Web junkies watched on a live video stream as nitrillo celebrated the victory with champagne, surrounded by friends.
Earlier this month, Internet traffic analyst comScore reported that monthly unique visitors to the site reached 4 million in February, up more than 1,000 percent from a year ago.
Though its numbers aren't up-to-the-minute, the site http://twitterholic.com ranks the most popular profiles on Twitter.