by Ifreke Inyang [@ifreke]
They are very few individuals who have trended on twitter, and Tayo Alayo is a member of this group. Nonetheless, she doesn’t carry a chip on her shoulders and is completely down to earth. Tayo describes herself as “A virtuous young woman who is fun to be with. I am very unpredictable and am allergic to bull shit!”
During her brief spell in twitjail, we were able to get Tayo to answer our Twitter Personality questions:
How did you get on twitter?
I got on twitter through my cousin. I used to see him tweet a lot back then and I was like, ‘Please, I want to start tweeting too’, and he helped me open the account.
Who would you say is your favourite tweep?
Is there any particular tweet you’ll never forget? Tell us about it.
Yes. That is with the trending topic #ITweet4Charity. There was this particular tweet I posted and I remember saying: “2day am tweetin sense cos am tweetin 4 charity..”
Have you had any embarrassing/memorable experience on twitter? If yes, what happened?
It was the day I trended. It was embarrassing but yet memorable. Some people didn’t know and were asking other tweeps who the f**k is Tayo Alayo. I was really embarrassed but I was also very happy.
What are the downsides of being on twitter?
Wow! That’s one question I am always avoiding! When you are addicted to twitter, you don’t control your life anymore, twitter controls it for you. You actually find yourself putting twitter first in everything you do. I missed two job interviews because of twitter! (shaking my head for myself).
What are the upsides?
I have met plenty wonderful people that are now part of my life. People I can’t even do without! People that mean everything to me. There is even one special person that means the world to me now.
Has twitter gotten you more fans/friends?
Fans? Yeah! Friends? Few. But the few friend I’ve got are what friends should be called. I appreciate them all.
Many tweeps say you have a controversial persona on twitter. Is this true?
I don’t really know what they mean by controversial. But in life, no matter how hard you try to please people, you can never do so. So I do the best that I can.
Describe your twitter persona in three words
Friendly, funny and unpredictable.
Do you follow back readily? Why?
Right now, I have more followers than the number of people I’m following. But it’s just what I chose to do and I see nothing wrong with it. I would say I carefully choose the tweeps I follow because many tweeps are very rude and I am someone that get pissed off easily. So to avoid problems with tweeps, I’d rather not grant a follow back.
What would possibly make you close your twitter account?
Probably when I get to 500,000 tweets before the end of this year!
Twitter stats as at 3pm, 21 May, 2011
Favourite tweets: 7