A West Yorkshire Police Officer has made twitter history by becoming the most followed tweeting police officer over the Bank Holliday weekend, starting Friday with just little over 200 followers the PC Gardner made a charity pledge.
Less than 24 hours later PC Gardner a District Training Officer for Kirklees in West Yorkshire Police already has 22k followers and others have pledged to match his initial £50.
PC Gardner launched his social experiment to see how many followers the account could gather over the weekend and promised £50 to charity, Although it’s not yet clear what the intentions of the social experiment are.
PC Gardner then tweeted a poll asking which charity he should be sent his hard earned £50 to in the event that the account reaches 50K followers.
Very quickly PC Gardner had over 1000 followers, Joking he tweeted ‘Now i really AM getting worried”.
That soon went up to 7,000 followers and many other accounts began pledging to match of £50 and it soon became £600.
PC Gardner joked that his 50k follower’s Disaster (i mean challenge) after admitting as a Yorkshireman it was becoming a Disaster.
The power of social media sinks in as PC Gardner reaches 17K followers and looks up to the next milestone, He knows he is now going to have to part with that hard-earned £50.
Those followers quickly went up to 22K in just 29 hours, it’s beginning to look more and more as if PC Gardner is going to have to part with that £50.
One final push to see if PC Gardner can get 50K followers by Bank Holiday Monday.
Unbelievable PC Gardner reaches 42K followers, Even his girlfriend is cheering him along.
With just four hours to go PC Gardner hit 45K followers, For an account with just over 200 followers a mere 2 days ago, to what we believe is the most followed police officer on Twitter in the UK.
With hours to spare PC Gardner reached 50K followers and will now have to cough up £50 along with all of the other people who offered their support and donations.
Now what’s next for the Yorkshireman Please support PC Gardner and follow him on Twitter @PC1010Gardner.