FLASHBACK: TIME Names Weiner as Top Tweeter

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: Jun 16, 2011 3:43 PM

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Back in March, former Rep. Anthony Weiner was made TIME's 140 Best Twitter Feeds list:

The feisty Democrat from New York once told a Manhattan bar crowd, "I follow Twitter for the Tea Party and just show up to f--- with them." That was obviously a joke, but that same brashness and sarcasm comes across in many of Anthony Weiner's tweets. He's also able to upload pictures, demonstrates actual understanding of hashtags and isn't afraid to make fun of himself. I mean, just check out his profile picture.

 

Weiner also followed Twitter for the young girls and just showed to up to....nevermind.

Since Weinergate, TIME has updated his ranking:

Update: On June 6, Weiner admitted that he'd accidentally Tweeted out at least one lewd photograph of himself after initially claiming his account had been hacked. So...perhaps we overstated his savvy just a bit.