Matt Drudge, whose Drudge Report has long been a dominate source of online news aggregation, joined Twitter on Saturday.
His late arrival to the social site was explained in one of his first tweets. Drudge wrote, “Took time to find name I could use, all were taken. Lots of Matt Drudges, drudge reports out there.” He settled for the Twitter handle DRUDGE.
Drudge’s first tweet was directed at radio personality Howard Stern. “Ok if Howard’s finally going for tweets, I better, too. Always hated the name ‘twitter’, so bitter.”
Drudge established his website in 1997. Twitter, founded in 2006, has rapidly emerged as a new medium of online news distribution.