Boise Tweet Eighth Most Powerful of 2010


A post-election Tweet fired off on Nov. 3 made Twitter's list of the 10 Most Powerful Tweets of 2010.

@foster208—aka John Foster outside the Twitterverse—who served as Rep. Walt Minnick's campaign manager, sent his congratulations to Minnick opponent Raul Labrador via Twitter in less than 140 characters:

Congratulations to Raul Labrador on a hard-earned win, and best of luck as Idaho's next Congressman.

Two days later @foster208 announced he was going off-grid and didn't return until yesterday after the top 10 list went public.

The company @foster208's Tweet keeps on that list is pretty impressive. So much so, in fact, it's a wonder the concession Tweet even made the top 10. No. 6 was a Tweet announcing Prince William's engagement. No. 3 was a call for help from an injured triathlete whose Tweet saved her life. No. 2 was from the White House welcoming Russian president Dmitry Medvedev to Twitter. And perhaps most curious of all: @foster208 bested @ConanOBrien, who placed 10th. #YepthatConanO'Brien.