Friday, April 19, 2013

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Twitter Account: 'Probably the Only Chechen Dude You Know'

    A website that places a "value" on Twitter accounts has increased the estimated value of suspected Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's from $37 to more than $62,000 as of late Friday night due to the tens of thousands of new curious followers.  Multiple news organizations reported the existence of the account Friday afternoon even as the manhunt continued.  While Tsarnaev's current Twitter icon is a picture of a roaring lion, a cached version of the site shows his previous icon was a photo of himself (right.)
    The cached version of the Account-Market site also shows that Tsarnaev's bio used to read "lazy but i get **** done" instead of the current "Salam aleikum," which means "peace be upon you" in Arabic.  An even earlier version of his bio read "probably the only Chechen dude you know."

Note: A version of this article first appeared at The Weekly Standard.

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