Martha, What the Tweet Did You Say?!

September 27, 2010

Twitter has become a social media tool that is as integrated into our daily lives as checking the mail, or should I say e-mail. By skipping the elaborate picture profiles and status updates, ‘Tweets’ can be a way to publish information & news at the blink of an eye.

Beneficial for reporting, and highly addictive to the rest of the world who serve as ‘followers’, Twitter has put the journalistic pen into the hands of the common man. It has also reached the hand of the not-so-common man, the celebrity.

Suppose its a easy way to reach out to fans? Maybe its the best way for celebs to speak their minds, without going through an interview or press conference. Whatever the reason is, they want that force and they want to be heard.

Notable Twitter celebrities who utilize the freedom include: Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Ashton Kutcher & Demi Moore.

But whats so noteworthy about what they are actually saying? Do we really love celeb culture THAT much to be fascinated with the day to day activities of these people? You probably already know the answer to this question by now.

Ashton Kutcher & Demi Moore are examples of celebrity ‘Twitter-olics’

However, the freedom of “Tweets” rings far, and for some it may ring a little too loud.

Demi Moore has been at the center of controversy with her Twitter Bikini pictures. Somewhat self-indulging, these pictures serve no purpose except to relay Demi’s rock hard body to the millions of Twitter followers.

Lindsay Lohan on the other hand, used her Twitter account last week to publicly apologize for her behavior and drug usage.

“I’m taking responsibility for my actions and am prepared to face the consequences,”she wrote. I am so thankful for the support of my fans, loved ones and immediate family, who understand that i am trying hard, but also that I am a work in progress, just as anyone else. I am keeping my faith, and I am hopeful….Thank you all!!!”

Even if you believe them or not, celebrities are also getting a lot of backlash from Twitter posts. Last week, Martha Stewart was accused of ‘Drunk Tweeting’ when her sentences became less coherent after she Tweeted about going to a cocktail party.

“I am not drunk-just curious if i can get some action going on twitter time to write my editor’s letter now”

Drunk, self- adsorbed or apologetic- do we really care that much what celebrities think and say?  And if we do, should we recognize the power they have and hold them to a certain standard of “making every Tweet count”?





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