The North Korean regime follows only three users on its Twitter account -- two are propaganda-related sites, and the third is 25-year-old Jimmy Dushku of Texas.
(CBS News) -- Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt was recently in North Korea, calling on the government to open up Internet access in the country.
And while North Korea has been slow to adopt 21st century technology,
it is now touting its own Twitter account. The regime's account is only
following three users -- two are propaganda-related sites but one
belongs to a 25-year-old Texas man.
Jimmy Dushku is an entrepreneur and a self-professed lover of fast cars, fast motorcycles, fast jets, and the band Coldplay.
"I've been called the biggest Coldplay fan. If you google it, I'm the
first thing that shows up, my web page," Dushku told CBS News' Terrell
In 2010, Dushku noticed he had a new Twitter follower, just one of the three accounts followed by North Korea.
"It's either they followed me and I said, 'Have a nice day,' or
something. Or, I said that, and then they followed me," Dushku said.
does not speak Korean but has exchanged a few tweets with Pyongyang's
account and has an open invitation to visit the repressive country.
Despite their online relationship, Dushku suspects the following was a mistake.
"I used to think that maybe they don't even know how to use Twitter
[in] the appropriate way. If you look at their account, they favorited
one of their own tweets," Dushku explained.
Whatever the reason, Dushku says his unique following has earned him
some unwanted attention. Since the hermit regime followed him, Dushku
says he has been accused of being a spy, received death threats, and had
his private information leaked on the Internet.
about getting threats and all of that, but when it happens to you, it's
very personal," Dushku told Brown. "I can't explain the feeling but it
made me change everything. I've been so cautious."
the internet notoriety the tech-savvy 25-year-old has gained, Dushku
says he wishes the regime would just unfollow him.
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