David Attenborough, the television host and naturalist, has attained an unbelievable record for the shortest time to obtain one million followers on a social media platform, Instagram, racking up the numbers only a few hours after joining Instagram on Thursday.
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Guinness World Record said that the very first post of the veteran broadcaster, a video clip warning about weather change, was published at 02:00 am Pacific Daylight Time, and withing only 4 hours, his profile reached one million followers.
David Attenborough described that he was a newbie to the social media platforms, but he made a debut on Instagram to increase awareness of the weather emergency.
His IGTV video also covered more than nine million views in which he said that as we all know, the whole world is in trouble. Attenborough continued that continents are on fire, coral reefs are dying, glaciers are melting, and dishes are disappearing from the oceans, and the series of points goes on and on.
Attenborough suggested viewers to tune in for important messages
He told his viewers to tune in for the next couple of weeks to get more knowledge about the situations, problems, and even their solutions, the world deals when it comes to the climate emergency.
He added that over the next couple of weeks, he will be recording important messages to describe what the problems are and how people can deal with them.
The Instagram account of David Attenborough will be operated with the help of his colleagues including Colin Butfield and Jonnie Hughes; the pair wrote in the message accompanying the ninety-four years old man’s first video.
They described that social media is not the usual habitat of David Attenborough. They added that David has spent a lifetime exploring and traveling the wild locations of our planet and documenting the living world in all its wonder and variety. They continued that David is also witnessed the damage caused, and saving our earth is now a communications challenge. Furthermore, David said that people know what to do, and we just need the will.
Quickly obtained Instagram followers of David Attenborough beats the earlier record of Jennifer Aniston, who obtained one million Instagram followers in just five hours and sixteen minutes in 2019, Guinness World Records said.