Monday, February 9, 2009

Celebrities that Twitter About

Do you Twitter? If so you’re joining the wide-spanning ranks of Britney Spears, Jimmy Carr, Andy Murray, Lance Armstrong, John Cleese, Luke Wilson, Snoop Dogg, Shaquille O’Neal and Boris Johnson just to name a few.

Stephen Fry turned to Twitter when he got stuck in an elevator at Centre Point Tower last Tuesday. He didn’t get on his iPhone to summon for help- that’s what the red button in the lift is for. It was purely for his own entertainment purposes.

He and four others were trapped for 30 minutes and were saved not only by an engineer, but by other Twitterers to whom Stephen wrote at the end of his ordeal, “Another thank you to all those who kept the Blitz spirit alive.”

Also this week Jonathan Ross went off to a studio to meet Benicio del Toro and Britney Spears was excited about moving into her new home. Yes, they each Twittered about their experiences.

Twitter has taken over the celeb circuit by storm with people choosing to give glimpses into their personal lives without the help of the paparazzi or The Enquirer to skew points of view.

Barack Obama, has the biggest followings on Twitter - a whopping 237,444 people. His electoral campaign was boosted by his online presence to target younger voters showing the power of Twitter.

The fact that Twitter is designed to be mobile may play a big part in its popularity, as you don’t need to find an internet cafe or buy a widescreen phone to engage with others when you’re on a long bus journey or stuck watching a really bad Tom Cruise movie.

For a full list of procrastinators - sorry, social networking fans, check out the roll call below.

Celebrity Twits
Alan Carr – @AlanCarr – Comedian
Arnold Schwarzenegger – @schwarzenegger – Actor/politician
Brea Grant — @breagrant — American actress, Heroes
David Mitchell — @RealDMitchell — British comedy actor (updated)
Elijah Wood — @elijahwood — Hollywood actor
Felicia Day – @feliciaday – American actress, Web video maven
Graham Linehan — @glinner — TV director (Father Ted, IT Crowd etc)
Greg Grunberg — @greggrunberg — Matt in Heroes
James Kyson Lee – @jameskysonlee — Korean American actor, Heroes
Jimmy Carr — @jimmycarr — Comedian
Jimmy Fallon — @jimmyfallon – American comedian, actor etc, SNL
John Cleese – @johncleese – Python etc
John Hodgman – @hodgman — Actor etc; PC in TV ads
Jonathon Ross – @wossy – Broadcaster
Kevin Smith – @ThatKevinSmith – Movie maker etc
LeVar Burton – @levarburton – Star Trek actor
Luke Wilson — @LukeWilson — American actor
Maria Kochetkova — @balletsuperstar — Russian ballet dancer
Neil Gaiman – @neilhimself – English author
Penn Jillette — @pennjillette – Magician
Peter Serafinowicz – @serafinowicz – British actor, etc
Phillip Schofield – @Schofe – British TV personality
Richard Branson – @richardbranson – Virgin founder
Robert Llewellyn — @bobbyllew – English actor, Red Dwarf etc
Seth MacFarlane – @SethMacFarlane – Family Guy creator
Stephen Fry – @stephenfry – British actor and geek
Wil Wheaton – @wilw – Writer, Star Trek actor etc
Yoko Ono – @yokoono – Japanese artist

Pop Stars
Britney Spears – @britneyspears – Pop singer
Dave Rowntree – @davefromlondon – Drummer from Blur, etc
MC Hammer – @MCHammer – Rapper
Sara Bareilles — @SaraBareilles — Pop singer
Snoop Dogg – @snoopdogg – Rapper etc

Sporting Heros
Andy Murray – @andy_murray – Tennis player
Eli Manning – @elimanning – NFL
Jerry Rice — @jerryrice — NFL
Kerry Rhodes – @kerryrhodes – NFL
Lance Armstrong – @lancearmstrong — Cyclist
Michael Phelps — @ Michael_Phelps — Swimmer
Natalie Gulbis – @natalie_gulbis – Golfer
Shaquille O’Neal — @THE_REAL_SHAQ – basketball player, rapper
Shaun White — @ Shaun_White – Snowboarder
Will Carling – @willcarling – Rugby player

Politicians (aka where to complain about things)
10 Downing Street – @DowningStreet
Boris Johnson – @MayorOfLondon
Al Gore — @algore
Barack Obama – @barackobama
Karl Rove — @KarlRoveChannel

Porn stars
Belladonna – @enterbelladonna
Jenna Haze – @jenxstudios
Jesse Jane – @jessejanerocks
Jessica Drake – @thejessicadrake
Jules Jordan – @JulesJordan
Marie Luv – @MarieLuv
Michelle Maylene – @michellemaylene
Sasha Gray – @sashagray
Stoya – @stoya

Source:Guardian Blog, Direct Media Traffic and The Herald


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