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Celebrities are Twitter superstars. Eight of the top ten most-followed users are celebs, accounting for tens of millions of followers.
And these famous faces are banding together to help solve some of the world’s problems, using their 140-character influence.
They’re the target market of many an energy drink and laptop company, and marketers love getting their hands on data about college students.
This infographic takes a look at how studious late teens and early twenty-somethings use Twitter: the brands they follow, how they tweet and more.
Social media is a big part of TV these days. With live tweeting encouraged while a show is on the air and interaction between the stars and their fans in between episodes, TV shows rely on Twitter and other social networks to generate buzz online.
New TV shows have to start their social media marketing from scratch, as fans won’t know their @username or likely even be interested in following until they’ve seen one or two episodes… that is, unless that TV show has a big star.
Aaah, celebrity power couples, the people we love to hate. When two prominent Hollywood-types split up, the gossip rags, talk shows and social networks light up with speculation.
But all this prying into the personal lives of famous strangers doesn’t reveal the truth as much as their own actions do. And lately, it seems like the final nail in A-list relationships’ coffins has been the dreaded unfollow on Twitter.
Alright, admit it: the first time you signed on to Twitter, you did a little search for your favorite celeb. There’s nothing to be ashamed of. We’ve all done it. Twitter is a fascinating new medium in part because it gives the appearance that you’re only a quick tweet away from those larger-than-life figures you’ve admired from afar. And while that might just be an illusion on the most part, there are several tools out there to help you stalk – erm… follow your favorite celebrities on Twitter.
A new charity project is asking celebrities on Twitter to donate the money they earn for sponsored tweets to help fight hunger in Africa.
Noel Gallagher thinks Twitter is a great idea – but it’s been ruined by celebrities.
In an interview with Yahoo!, the former Oasis guitarist says he thinks that Twitter started out with good intentions, meant to connect ordinary people around the world. However, once celebrities got on there, he thinks it all went downhill.
Celebrities use Twitter for a lot of reasons – promoting a new venture, to praise or complain about something, to share information, to spread news about a good cause. So I thought it would be fun to hear from the celebs themselves about how they use it.
@LauraCalder cooked at an early age and after university moved to Paris, Germany, Toronto and the UK to do a variety of things, none of which were to cook. She moved to Vancouver for cooking school and things fell into place. In France, she made French food and wrote her first cookbook French Food at Home ( Her TV series of the same name can be seen on the Food Network). She has since written French Taste: elegant everyday eating,and the next book book, Dinner Chez Moi will be released by HarperCollins in fall 2011. Read more
Stars have a different relationship with Twitter than you and I. Their opinions and seemingly innocuous comments can be – and often are – published within moments of them posting something.
So it’s strange that they have used the platform to debut new haircuts. After all, there is little surprise left these days about their lives, you’d think they’d want to keep it to themselves and reveal it at their next appearance. Which is probably in 15 minutes anyway. Read more