He has posted no new tweets since joining up several days ago.
Yet he has several thousand followers.
My thesis: Ira Glass never intended to be a full-fledged Twitterer. He wanted an instant ego boost, one his harem of bespectacled brunette intern girls could no longer adequately provide. So instead of taking stock of the number of times his smirking mug appears in the margins of Myspace and Gawker Media pages, he made a Twitter.
And then he watched the numbers of Followers swell, till their number became as engorged as the hard-ons hipster intellectuals have for his radio program.
PS: Ira Glass is still not really one of my favorite pop culture obsessions. And he is STILL not following me on twitter.