By Friday afternoon, about four hours after he joined Twitter, James Cameron had attracted almost 13,000 followers. The creative force behind Earth's two highest-grossing films has got a long, long way to go if he wants to unseat Lady Gaga (and her 7.9 million followers) as Twitter's most popular presence.
But give the guy some credit. He's off to a solid start. Cameron started by tweeting at Ryan Seacrest, who apparently encouraged the director to join the social networking service. "[H]ere I am. First tweet. I feel younger already," he wrote.
Celebrity convos? Check. That's one way to prove your web clout. Cameron also seems to understand that Twitter offers you the opportunity to interact with fans, so he's already replied to a few users. Best of all, he's displayed a bit of endearing grouchiness and self-aware sarcasm, two qualities that just seem so perfectly Cameronesque.
"I'm at the press junket for #Sanctum. It's basically ten hours of back to back interviews. Fun times," he wrote.
And then, "I never tweeted before because I'm a long winded blowhard, and they don't allow enough characters."
Yep, we have a feeling Cameron is going to get the hang of this thing. And we felt that way before he started interacting with one of Twitter's most high-profile users: Kim Kardashian (and her 6 million followers).
"Welcome to our twit-world @JimCameron! I'm ready for my leading role in 3D! LOL," she wrote back.
Tweeted Cameron, "Kim, you’re already in 3D!"