Jamie Gangel, a Washington based correspondent for the Today show, is putting together a story on Twitter, set to air tomorrow morning. It appears Gangel, who is new to the social networking tool (@jamiegangel / 1,047 followers), has some Twitter-envy. She’s shaming her colleague David Gregory (@DavidGregory / 203,929 followers) in to following her.
Gangel wrote a blog post last night titled “Why won’t David Gregory follow me on Twitter?” And she’s even getting some fellow Twitterers to urge Gregory to give in, including actor Ashton Kutcher (@aplusk / 392,234 follower) who sent the above Tweet earlier today.
And while Gregory has more than 200,000 followers, he’s only following 89 people.
As for Kutcher, he’s approaching 400,000 followers but follows just 56 people – and poor Jamie Gangel isn’t one of them.
> Update: Gangel’s story aired in the 8am hour of “Today.” After the piece, as she tossed back to the anchors in New York, with Gregory filling in for Matt Lauer, she said “David, you know, I’ve been working very hard to get you to follow me. I don’t care anymore. I want Stephen Colbert to follow me.” Colbert was a guest on the show as well. He said, “Done. I am all over you.”
Gangel now has 1,419 followers. She added 100 in the 15 minutes following her story airing on the Today show.