Kanye West joins Twitter, performs new songs at Facebook HQ

Kanye West once asked the question, "Why would I join Twitter?" Well, Mr. West, the answer is because you need a way to interact with fans to boost sales of your upcoming album.

And so Kanye West joined Twitter Wednesday, and instantly became the God of the Twitterverse, racking up 90,000 followers in his first eight hours and more than 200,000 followers at the time of this posting.

Although there's no official release date of West's next album, fans are eagerly awaiting its arrival later this year. According to a West Tweet, "The album is no longer called 'Good Ass Job.' I'm bouncing a couple of titles around now."

Also on Wednesday, West performed some preview singles from his new album and freestyles at Facebook headquarters. It was entertaining business, as West, dressed in a black suit and tie, hopped onto a white office table and did what he does best -- perform. The Facebook crew seemed to enjoy his appearance, even though a cell phone went off. Check out some of the videos below.