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Taye Diggs is on a Twitter following spree

May 22, 2014 at 7:59 AM ET

Celebs can be so selective about who they follow on Twitter. Not Taye Diggs, though: The actor had been following a mere 24 people on Twitter at the start of April, but has since added more than 35,000.

Diggs' current pace has him following nearly 800 people a day, and there some theories as to why. Most believe it's an attempt to build his own following, which seems to be working. Diggs has accumulated nearly 40,000 followers since his spree began.

Video: TODAY analyzes the actor’s Twitter activity over the last few weeks, and looks at some of the thousands of people he’s now following. Carson Daly reports from the Orange Room.

Those who discover they've made the not-so-exclusive cut are sharing their joy on Twitter.

Why should Taye Diggs have all the fun? Carson decided TODAY should start a mini-spree of our own, following the first 50 people to tweet us at #OrangeRoom.