Twitter Wars: TPM vs. Mother Jones

It started innocently enough with a challenge from TPM

We’d like to get the @tpmmedia twitter to 10,000 today. And we have under a 1000 to go. We’re using Twitter not only to flag some of our best articles and posts but also as a platform to quickly notify TPM Readers about breaking news. So it’s a great little addition to your Twitter feed. Can you help us? Many thanks in advance!

Followed by a challenge from Mother Jones (…

@MotherJones: @tpmmedia Hey TPM, race ya to 10K. 😉

And back-and-forth…

@tpmmedia: @MotherJones Haha no fair, we’re not starting from the same place! 🙂

@MotherJones: Okay everyone, #FollowFriday @tpmmedia to get them to the same # of followers as us, so we can then race them to 10K & triumph over them.

Then it got ugly…

@MotherJones: Ok now a REAL #FF for our friends at @tpmmedia bc they report stuff like this (http://bit.ly/74S3WQ) tht make us depressed abt the world.

A good, old-fashioned Twitter war. TPM‘s currently at 9,538. Mother Jones has reached the 10,000 milestone with 10,021 followers (marked by a “OH YEAH” tweet), but we hear TPM is working on a comeback…