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N.J. Man Gains 4,000 Twitter Followers After Users Mistake Handle For Saudi Company

St. Chris (Twitter.com)

St. Chris (Twitter.com)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - A New Jersey man whose Twitter handle spells out the name of a Saudi telecommunication company suddenly found himself with more than 4,000 new followers in a 24-hour span.

And not all were happy.

ArabNews.com said that the guy goes by St. Chris on Twitter.  His handle, @StC, had customers of the company with the same name — STC — tweeting him about service issues.

He promptly changed his Twitter bio to say, “I am neither a Saudi phone company nor a shopping mall in Jakarta, but I’m pleased to make your acquaintance.”

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