<a href=” title=”link to the flickr page for the twitter venn diagram image” /outgoing/www.flickr.com/photos/solobasssteve/3356614383/?referer=’);”>An image of a venn diagram explain the irrelevance of celebrities on twitter

The point of this is to show how most of what goes on on twitter has no effect on me. I don’t see it, it doesn’t see me. The celebrity bit of twitter is a fairly pointless sideshow within the grand scheme of things. That there are people who spend all day trying to get an answer from Jonathan Ross or Stephen Fry says more about them than it does about twitter. It’s the same people who hang round outside film premiers. And they don’t reflect badly on cinema as an art form.

As it happens, the celebrities/famous people who do ‘get it’ are in-fact using twitter to enable direct, self-filtered communication with their audience in a way that has previously not been at all possible.

This is a very insightful, if longish post. Also, if you’re squeamish, beware some of the language (don’t click through)… it serendipitously arranged itself that the quote above with the most important points were… er… PG-passable.

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