By ELISSA RATLIFF
How do you get yourself trending world wide on Twitter? Post your phone number.
That’s what 17-year-old New Zealand boy Liam Martin did yesterday. And now he has a broken phone and over 14,000 unread messages.
But it wasn’t by accident.
Liam has an Instagram account called waverider, where he recreates celebrity looks.
His pictures get thousands of likes a day. Take a look at them:
So, when you’ve got that kind of weird fame, what’s the most natural thing to do next?
Post your mobile phone number to Twitter, obviously.
Speaking to Stuff.co.Nz, Liam said:
“I was at work. I just decided, why not try to trend worldwide on Twitter?” Martin said.
“I didn’t think I actually would. And then I thought, ‘why not make it something crazy like my iMessage?”.
He gave the world his phone number. And #iMessagemeliam started trending. And then he was trending worldwide.
“I kept tweeting and it started to get retweeted. It just blew up. Now my phone doesn’t work properly,” he said.