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When Celebrities Go Bad

The social networking phenomenon known as Twitter has its good side and bad side. The good side has been evident over the last several weeks as a social networking platform few know about has become basically the only way for protesting Iranians to let the rest of the world know just what is going on in their country - a country where the state has taken control of every other technology.

The dark side? That's exposed everytime celebrities tweet. Now remember twittering is limited by 140 characters of text. In the hands of many celebrities that's 140 characters too many!

We've all heard of Ashton Kutcher - Mr. Demi Moore - and his over one million followers. I admit I'm one of them but for the life of me following @aplusk is like watching Star Trek, where no intelligent life form exists.

Then there's Oprah. Just her name generates followers both on and off Twitter. An assistant periodically provides vapid comments in Oprah's name.

Shaq, the friendly giant basketballer tweets and on a daily basis demonstrates hus sub par IQ and illiteracy. Shudda stayed in school big guy.

GaryJBusey purports to be Gary Busey but his tweets are actually funny. Here's a couple...

Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

Without nipples, breasts would be pointless

It's rumoured Jennifer Aniston broke up with John Mayer because he basically has a Twitter addiction. He is a prolific tweeter. Here's one of his...

I've been thinking about time travel a lot lately. You have "when" and "where". The when moves through the where, which stays still.

John's been working nights in the studio on a new album. Get some sleep John.

One of the most obnoxious celebrity tweeters is Kirstie Alley. Last week she sent roughly 40 tweets in an hour documenting her workout, or what she termed her "Tworkout". Isn't that cute? No wonder she has problems keeping followers...

who is up late for late chat with crazy bitch

YAY...FINALLY GET TO TALK TO YOU...WHEW..CRAZY FUN DAY...i missed you all so new GIANT family..not like
Dwight Howard is an all star basketball player who plays for the Orlando Magic. The Magic lost the championship in 5 games to the LA Lakers. What's on Howard's mind these days?

ok i wanna go on snl any ideas lol on wut i should do. or yall tell me some skits for my website

Petermansbdridge purports to be the well known Canadian broadcaster who delivers the nightly news on the CBC's The National. In reality it's some smart alec having him on. Here's one of his tweets from last week...

Looks like (he) made it! RT @scroll "happy birthday to Barry Manilow!"

If nothing else many of these tweets are entertaining. And whether you laugh with these celebrities or at them at least you laugh. But having followed these twits for some time now I can best sum up their impact by paraphrasing Mark Twain:

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool, than to tweet and remove all doubt.


dizzblnd said…
I don't do the twitter thing. I would NEVER leave my puter and would get fired from work. My SIL tweets and she's always telling me about how funny Pete Wentz is as well as other celebrities.

I like how you quoted Mark Twain to suit this post! Briliant!
Anonymous said…
Nice job Noname!

It's sooo true about the celebrity twits, I mean tweeters. heh heh

I admit I follow Michael Ian Black. He's pretty funny. But I refuse to follow Ashton or Oprah.

I refuse!

(for now) Ha!
ReformingGeek said…
I might follow a celebrity but for the most part, I don't really care what they are doing.

Most of the time I don't even care what I'm doing. ;-)
Don said…
I have a twitter account that I rarely use. Just can't get into it for some reason. Not interested in most peeps daily activities in 140 words or less.
nonamedufus said…
dizzblnd: I find it fascinating how diferent people from different backgrounders talk to one another. In some respects Twitter is a real equalizer.

Quirky: Sometimes celebrity twitters don't know whento shut up.

ReformingGeek: I'm with you.

Don: Iused to be a rdio journalist. Had to tell my story in 35-40 secs. Twitter's the logical next step!
i like twitter now! heh
ESPN displayed the Twitter-smack going on between Chad Johnson, sorry, Ochocinco and Shawne Merriman and all that I got out of it is that they're a couple of spelling- and grammar-challenged doofuses.

Some stuff should remain private.
nonamedufus said…
Mr. Condescending: Still having trouble following you. You have your tweets protected thus unaccessible.

Chris: Sometimes it pays to drop out of school if you're destined for pro sports.
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dizzblnd said…
I don't do the twitter thing. I would NEVER leave my puter and would get fired from work. My SIL tweets and she's always telling me about how funny Pete Wentz is as well as other celebrities.

I like how you quoted Mark Twain to suit this post! Briliant!

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