“Celebrities have been using social media along with everyone else for quite some time.” We see and hear about it everywhere. It is definitely an intrusion value that we can’t ignore. Of course, many people have their opinions about celebrity accounts because they feel the connection isn’t ‘real’ enough or just isn’t the actual person. This is true. Many celebrities have account managers to take on the load when they’re busy…busy living like us.
I have many favorites that I follow on Twitter, like Jimmy Fallon, Tim Gunn, Ellen Degeneres. The celebrities I choose to follow offer great wisdom, career advice and are stepping-stone achievers that I wish to meet one day. I don’t believe I’ve ever unfollowed anyone significant, but I recently unfollowed Emmanuel Hudson, a YouTube Comedian now featured on Nick Cannon’s ‘Wild ‘N Out.’ Now that he’s famous, he only retweets or have nothing of relevance to say. It gets old, quick. (BUT, his videos are HILARIOUS.) This one made him famous:
Of the celebrities I follow, I would probably give most of them a ‘B’ for being relevant and true, and a ‘C’ for those that tweet to promote movies, quotes and tv show debuts A L L D A Y L O N G. Sometimes it would be nice to see a continuous reality of the actual person I initially chose to follow.
Will Ferrell using his celebrity and social media presence to raise money for charity is a great thing, a fantastic move! Asides Scandal’s Kerry Washington, I never really see too many celebrities consistently promoting goodwill via social media. If they do, it doesn’t come up on my timeline. I follow many, many people. Like Will and Kerry, I believe many celebrities use their social status to get many people to participate, especially to give funds. It’s been successful, so no complaints there.
Honestly, if there are celebrities not utilizing social media it has to be for personal reasons. Any celebrity, expert in PR/social media alone will never miss the opportunity to share as much as they can to the world. Social media is thriving and if there’s one not on its train, they’re missing out.
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