There is this local lawyer in my country that’s at the moment creating more and more controversy on twitter. Rumor has it he is planning to run for Presidential election, which will take place next year. With his controversial tweets he is gaining more and more followers. I must say for this kind of people bad publicity is good publicity.
He was the one who was very vocal talking about the pornographic issue that involved a famous local band singer and two actresses. He was the one who reported them to the police and this was some five years ago.
Now on twitter he is mocking the newly elected Jakarta Governor who is apparently very popular and loved hence many people become outrages when reading his tweets. People start calling him names on twitter, they swear on him and even wish his dead. But that don’t stop him stirring more controversy. He then continues tweeting about the Vice Governor who is Chinese descendant. But again people become more outrages because the Vice Governor is also very popular.
In his effort to blow his popularity to the top, I must say this lawyer has succeeded. People hate him but at the same time they can’t resist to not follow him. Although what they do to his tweets is responding with nasty words but still they follow him.
On my personal Facebook page I wrote that if you hate him so much then just un-follow his twitter rather than spending your energy to be outrages. A friend replied my status that she followed him because she is waiting for another blunder from him. Another friend told me that people feel the need to follow him so that they can be up to date about his ‘stupid’ tweets.
You see, despite being hated the lawyer has finally managed to set a trend. Regardless how stupid it is people are now waiting for his tweets even more.
And once again tweet war shows its’ power.
Would you involve controversy and tweet war in your effort to gain more followers?