It's a Twitter World, We Just Live In It
About an hour ago, director Jon Favreau walked onto the set for Iron Man 2 to begin the first day of shooting the film. He’s been rehearsing with Robert Downey Jr. for the past three weeks. He’s nervous and excited. He's not been sleeping very well. I have never met Jon Favreau but I know these things to be true. Because his Twitter told me.
Twitter has exploded in popularity in the last six months. For those that don’t know, Twitter is a social networking site that allows users to write 140 character-updates about where they are, what they are doing and what they are thinking. You can follow anyone and anyone can follow you (although there are privacy settings). You can tweet yourself or just observe others. It’s as interactive as you want it to be.
One of its most fascinating aspects is the large number of celebrities, personalities, athletes and film and television types who have made their way onto Twitter. Be wary of following fake famous Twitterers though. Tina Fey recently said that the popular Tweeter in her name isn’t actually her but she thinks the updates are funny.
But many of them are real. Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore are the current Prom King and Queen of Twitter; their updates are honest and frequent while Shaquille O’Neal and P.Diddy’s feeds are hilariously random.
My favorite famous Twitterers to follow are those who tweet from work; the film set, the writers room etc. Here are a few Twitterers you might want to follow to get insider scoop about the business of show:
Do you have any other famous Tweeters you'd recommend? What do you think of the Twitter phenomenon?