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Charlie Sheen's Twitter account breaks more records

March 9, 2011 |  6:21 pm

Charlie sheen Charlie Sheen's Twitter tear has left in its wake a whole lot of broken records and scratched heads –- and the pile is only growing.

After his Monday tweet looking to hire a "winning" social media intern, Internships.com reported 95,333 clicks within the first hour, visits from 181 countries and ultimately more than 74,040 submitted applications. Sheen on Wednesday tweeted a link to the infographic showing the stunning numbers.

And according to a report from Wedbush, Sheen's Twitter account was the fastest ever to reach a million followers -– just 25 hours after being launched on Feb. 28.

Back when he had just 70 tweets, Sheen was already far and away the record holder for most followers per tweet, with 28,581 followers. Conan O'Brien's ratio is 6,525. President Obama's is 5,383. Lebron James has 1,509 and Kim Kardashian has 973.

Sheen's raging online popularity is also paying dividends for Twitter, according to Wedbush, which said that the celebrity's account "has highlighted the ability of the Twitter platform to enable individuals to build an owned audience, in realtime, in scale, with a narrative that does not need to pass through the traditional media gatekeepers."

With this kind of attention and the theory that "a significant percentage of businesses who want to reach the public will utilize Twitter," Wedbush wrote that it might not be long before Twitter busts out of "the embryonic stages of its monetization ramp."

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Photo: Charlie Sheen. Credit: Chris Pizzello/Associated Press

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