Ifreke Inyang [@Ifreke]
@RIPFaceboook, a handle shrouded in mystery, says he killed Facebook all by himself. Off Twitter, he is studying in a Malaysian University and loves Tupac to no end that he blocks people that diss the rapper on his timeline. The anonymous @RIPFaceboook tells us a bit more about his experience on the social networking site.
How did you get on Twitter?
You can tell from my handle, it’s obvious. I killed Facebook that’s why I’m here.
What’s the idea behind your handle?
Seriously, I needed a Twitter handle that is attractive, funny and hilarious. And when everyone sees it they will want to follow me instantly.
Who would you say is your favourite tweeter?
My favourite male tweeter is @prodeegy while my favourite female tweeter is @hayjaybawa.
Is there any particular tweet you’ll never forget? Tell us about it.
Yes. I tweeted at @therealmikeepps (Mike Epps) and he retweeted, followed me and gave me a shout out. He is a great fan of Tupac and I told him to retweet my tweet, so people can remember and make Tupac’s 40th birthday trend and we did it. I gained 1,000 followers within 10 minutes that day!
Have you had any embarrassing or memorable experience on Twitter? If yes, what
‘Omo, na everyday this one dey happen’. I get plenty hate tweets. I really wonder how celebrities survive when they get hate comments from fans and foes.
What are the downsides of being on Twitter?
Pray not to be an addict like I am. It’s very time consuming.
What are the upsides?
Twitter has added some money to my bank account, don’t ask me how.
Has Twitter gotten you more fans or friends?
It has gotten me more fans than friends. I barely keep friends. Even though I have over 10,000 followers, my real and true friends are not more than 5. I hate keeping friends. ‘Na fans I like cos I no get AC, e too cost’ (he jokes)
Many tweeters say you have a controversial persona on Twitter, is this true?
I think so. If you want to study and get to know me through my tweets,won’t graduate.
Describe your Twitter persona in three words.
In three words? That’s not possible!
Do you follow back readily? Why?
It’s hard sha. If you are following more than you are followed, you have to always be on my mentions before I follow back, or else I will follow you after 24hrs that you follow me.
What would possibly make you close your Twitter account?
I killed Facebook, and unless someone else kills Twitter, I never will.
Twitter Stats (As at 9.48am, 7th September)
Favourite tweets: 105
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