Back in 2009, @rickymartin started on Twitter with a modest 300 followers. But when the Puerto Rican pop star came out as gay, @rickymartin gained followers by the thousands. There was just one thing many of those followers did not know: the person behind the Twitter handle wasn’t the professional singer and matinee [email protected] was in fact run by Michelle Burnett, a 28-year-old digital project manager for an app agency, who just so happened to beat the singer to the most obvious Twitter handle using Martin’s name. “When I picked the name, Twitter was fairly new and I didn’t quite understand what I was choosing,” Burnett told The Daily News. “I thought it was more like a Yahoo username or something that most people wouldn’t see.” Burnett said that it was a habit of hers to use celebrity names for her Internet account usernames and passwords. In the past, she had used Ricky Martin and Bette Midler. When she created her Twitter account, she said Ricky Martin was the first name that came to mind. The actual singer’s Twitter account,@ricky_martin—he was left with no option but to throw in an underscore — has more than 11 million followers. Burnett, who… Read full this story
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