Former Pimco chief executive Mohamed El-Erian showed up on Twitter this morning, and Twitter went bananas. As of shortly after noon Eastern, El-Erian had accumulated more than 5,600 followers.
A spokeswoman for Allianz, where El-Erian is now chief economic advisor, confirmed that El-Erian is tweeting from the account at @elerianm. El-Erian has a long way to go to catch up to the 168,000 following @PIMCO. Pimco is a unit of German-based Allianz SE.
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