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Friday, July 30, 2010
Bacari Alexander is on a Twitter mission

By Eamonn Brennan

It's hard to get followers on Twitter. It's especially hard if you're just a regular Joe, using the service to tweet about the minutiae of your day-to-day life. You might top out at a few friends and the account of whatever Twitter service you happen to be using that week.

Sure, if you're a celebrity -- say, Kanye West -- getting Twitter followers is easy. (Even, apparently, if you're tweeting every five minutes about cherub-pattern persian rugs.) But assistant basketball coaches at Big Ten programs don't exactly qualify as celebrities, so they're pretty much in the same boat as the rest of us.

Which brings us to Bacari Alexander, newly hired Michigan assistant. Alexander's Twitter account offers a wealth of enthusiastic dispatches, but Alexander has given himself an ultimatum: The coach wants 1,000 followers by the start of the hoops season or he's canceling his account.

So allow me to join UMHoops in (hopefully) boosting Alexander's follower count. Head over and follow him, and make sure the stream-of-consciousness "LOLs" continue throughout the 2010-11 season. You don't want to contribute to the death of a Twitter account do you? I didn't think so.