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Celebrities On Twitter: Reasons Why Celebrities Use Twitter

Posted on: January 4th, 2012 by Carrie Drisko No Comments

celebrities on twitterAs people are now more connected online through social media, celebrities are also making their presence felt.  This is the reason why Twitter has become one of the most popular communication medium for actors, musicians, athletes and other celebrities to keep in touch with their fans.  After all, twitter gives them a way to tell their fans what they are up to with just simple tweets.  Hence, celebrities on Twitter take the opportunity that this social networking site gives them.

Here are some of the reasons why celebrities on twitter use the social media:

1. Connect with fans

It is a fact that without fans, there won’t be any celebrities.  Therefore, celebrities on Twitter will use this social medium to interact with their fans.  This is also one of the ways that they can tell their fans that they are real people.  In this way, they can share a connection with their fans and let them feel how important they are to them.

2. Publicity

Creating a buzz is one thing that celebrities on Twitter can use to be talked about.  As people talk about them, their names can be known by fans and haters alike.  It doesn’t matter if it is positive or negative.  What matters is that more and more people will get to know them and this can make them even more popular.

3. Update

Celebrities can use Twitter as a way to update their fans.  They could Tweet about certain projects like guest appearances as well as upcoming movies or concerts that they are working on.  As fans get such updates, they are most likely to look forward to it.

4. Promotion and Advertisement

With the network of fans that they can acquire on Twitter, they can use this social media as a way to promote whatever they want.  Celebrity athletes can promote their upcoming games that they will compete on.  Actors can use this to promote their upcoming shows or movies.  Musicians can also promote their concerts, albums and singles. Furthermore, these celebrities on Twitter can also advertise the products that they are endorsing.

5. Charity

One productive activity for celebrities is to use their popularity to support do some charity works.  Whenever there are certain calamities, celebrities can use Twitter as a way to knock into the hearts of their fans to show their support to their cause and help them help people.

There is no doubt that celebrities on Twitter can really take advantage of what social media has to offer.  The only thing they need to make sure is to have their Twitter accounts verified by Twitter to be authenticated as official accounts.  Hence, fans can find their real account apart from the fake ones and ensure that they will be followed.

Touching Scene on Twitter, Can It Pass The Celebrity Radar?

Posted on: November 30th, 2011 by Carrie Drisko No Comments

 When we speak about celebrities on Twitter, what comes to mind are Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan or Charlie Sheen. However, can an ordinary girl who appears hairless in a picture be considered as one? These past days twitter has been swamped with retweets coming from one single twitter user urging every one of his followers and non-followers to retweet a photo of a girl, presumably with cancer drawing hair on her in the mirror. The tweet goes like this, “if you look at this picture and not retweet you are heartless.”

The twitter username @HeyItsRemi is reportedly a California woman with 9,300 followers. However, after this heartwarming move from here her followers bludgeoned to 383 more. Maybe because her simple act of kindness in bringing attention to people afflicted with Cancer has people place her in a good light. Let us hope though, that her attempt at sympathy doesn’t have a grain of ill and hidden intention such as for the sake of getting more twitter followers. Like celebrities on twitter, we will never really know the full score on controversies around their twitter wars. Were they for real or publicity stunt for some gig that will be coming soon? We are left to contemplate that the tweeted picture is for a good cause and not for some petty reasons.

No one can really resist a little girl suffering from a grave disease hoping for her hair to grow back as evident by her drawing an imaginary hair in a mirror. That is why people were compelled to retweet the photo especially with the urgings of the tweet that will brand anyone on twitter heartless if they fail to retweet it. No one wants to be labeled as such.

The picture was retweeted for who knows how many times that it was even featured in Mashable as top two most retweeted photos of the week and came after Justin Bieber and (his) family. Talk about passing the celebrity radar on twitter, the girl even though unnamed is in line with one of the most celebrated celebrities on Twitter.

Does that mean that Twitter like YouTube has become a platform for an overnight stardom? Or is this just a rare case of outpouring sympathy to a young girl who is hopeful? We all know that twitter is not the place to seek that kind of human attribute since the site is so often associated with racist tweets and personal attacks from strangers. Hopefully, this will be the first of many to come. It does pay to bring awareness to such reality and perhaps proceed further to help the cause.