In 2006 tweeting was something only birds did. Since then more than 500 million people have created an account, this includes all your favourite celebrities. These celebrities online persona’s attract the attention of millions with Katy Perry being right up there at number one with 69,633,432 followers.
Hashtags have now become a very large and to be honest sometimes annoying trend in everyday life. For example the other day my friend brought back ‘#yolo’. She used it in a sentence while having an actual conversation with me…. I will admit hashtags are a great way for people to connect and it makes it easy to find information if its all categorised under the same hashtag.
Shoutout to Jimmy Fallon for his #hashtag segment that shows just how annoying the trend has become and that you shouldn’t say the word hashtag before words unless you want a punch in the face. 🙂
Twitter is also an amazing way for Celebrities to connect with their millions of fans around the world and help create their online persona’s. Many celebrities use Twitter to promote products and share the goings on of their everyday lives.
Recently a We the People petition asking President Obama to help return ‘Gossip Girl’ Actress Kelly Rutherford’s children to America passed 100,000 signatures, which means the Obama administration is required to at least address the matter in some way. The petition reached its signature goal because celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner and Ed Westwick all used their celebrity statuses and Twitter accounts to urge their followers to help by signing.
Unfortunately everything on Twitter is not as fantastic as this. Twitter is also now the number one way for people to write mean things about celebrities online and feel like there wont be consequences from behind their computer screens. Jimmy Kimmel’s segment ‘Celebrities Read Mean Tweets’ is a great way to show everyone that celebrities do see the tweets and its not a great feeling for them.
To finish my post with a laugh here’s one of the ‘Celebrities Read Mean Tweets’ videos.