Enlisting the help of Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, who provided insight into the needs of the Twitterverse ("I think people would like to know what you're wearing on your feet right now,") Olbermann offered a mea culpa to the masses for his first tweet.
I give up. I was wrong. Young and foolish. Now my twitter-cot [?] belongs to the ages. Behold: I tweet.Olbermann has already amassed over 20,000 followers and learned how overwhelming Twitter can be for the famous. His second tweet: "So NOW I get it. I say hi and 7500 people shout HI and my eardrum bursts and I'm up all night reading and I have no chance to cure egomania?"