LOUISVILLE, Ky. — We’re not sure if the guy who goes by the Twitter handle @edgette22 does any detective work on the side, but he might want to look into it.
Mashable reports the online sleuth made a startling find during what must have been a day filled with downtime, and it involves KFC’s Twitter account.
“@KFC follows 11 people,” he tweeted Thursday, before going on to detail exactly who those 11 are: “5 Spice Girls and 6 guys named Herb.”
A quick glance on the KFC account confirms the findings, showing the accounts for Mel B, Victoria Beckham, and their former bandmates, as well as those for the half-dozen Herbs, including jazz musician Herb Alpert, Herb Sendek (the coach for the men’s basketball team at Santa Clara University) and Herb Scribner, a writer for the Deseret News.
Meanwhile, Business Insider has ID’d “Edge” as Mike Edgette, a social media staffer for a PR firm, and while he’s still letting this all sink in — “11 Herbs & Spices. I need time to process this” — he’s also starting to feel the burden of sudden social-media fame.
“I feel like @carterjwm. Just without the free nuggets,” he tweeted Friday, referencing the teen who caught Wendy’s eye earlier this year with a viral tweet and earned a year’s worth of chicken nuggets for his efforts.
This article originally appeared on Newser: KFC Only Follows 11 People on Twitter, and It’s Genius
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