Celebrities can't get enough of Twitter

Celebrities seem to be taking over Twitter at the moment. In the past week we've seen Stephen Fry, Jonathan Ross and Phillip Schofield mention the micro blogging service on UK national TV.

Twitter, which allows you to send 140 character messages out to all that follow your updates, has exploded in popularity and increased traffic to its site by nearly 1000%.

It's clear the service is growing in popularity and could soon rival the likes of Facebook's own status updates. Celebrities have adopted the service as a means to interact with the public and find answers to questions quickly whilst on the move. I personally use Twitter to follow interesting people in the technology world, you can follow me here and I always follow people back.

We thought we'd put a small list together of the top celebrity Twitter accounts out there at the moment:

Know anymore celeb Twitter users? Post them in the comments.

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Just another trend wagon that will be over sooner or later and everything will be back to normal. Twitter is overrated to begin with anyway. Who gives a **** what you are doing at a given moment, be you a celebrity or not. The whole social fetish people wish to practise is so blown out of proportions that sooner of later it will collapse on itself or backfire as someone already mentioned referring to celebs.

Hey, Steven Segalls neighbor is on twitter
Stone Cold Steve Austins wifes manicurist is on there
The Chief of Police of Heathrow (where Shaq's mom lives) is on there
Someone that looks like the bass player from "Bread" is on there too

[sarcasm]Twitter rocks[/sarcasm]

If you join TWITTER, does that make you a TWIT?
twit
n twit [twit]
a fool or idiot "Stupid twit!"

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noun (Informal), chiefly Brit. fool, idiot, jerk (slang), chiefly U.S., Canad. charlie Brit. (informal) dope (informal) clown, ass, plank Brit. (slang) berk Brit. (slang) wally (slang) prat (slang) plonker (slang) geek (slang) chump (informal) oaf, simpleton, airhead (slang) dipstick Brit. (slang) gonzo (slang) schmuck U.S. (slang) dork (slang) nitwit (informal) blockhead, ninny, divvy Brit. (slang) pillock Brit. (slang) halfwit, silly-billy (informal) nincompoop, dweeb U.S. (slang) putz U.S. (slang) weenie U.S. (informal) eejit Scot., Irish dumb-ass (slang) numpty Scot. (informal) doofus (slang), chiefly U.S. juggins Brit. (informal) dickwit (slang) nerd or nurd (slang) numbskull or numskull, twerp or twirp (informal) dorba or dorb Austral. (slang) bogan Austral. (slang)
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Bah...if people like it cool....
Me? I am not interesting in LL Cool J's views on the Mexican economy

Question:
How can you verify this really being updated by the celebrity?
#1 Snoop dogs TWITTER has stuff like this:
snoopdogg Stop by Snoopdogg.com and checc out the new "Staxxx In My Jeans" music video 6:00 PM Jan 19th from web
snoopdogg Win Omaha steaks, Great Alaska seafood, Black Hound N.Y. desserts and a high-end gas grill! Enter on E! Online Father Hood 11:41 AM Dec 19th, 2008 from web
snoopdogg Bid on my backyard shed on E! Online http://www.eonline.com/on/s... 6:35 PM Dec 17th, 2008 from web

#2 I just registered as Robert De Niro - so...
Krome (no offense buddy) could be Jack Nicholson
+LTD could be Steve Jobs
etc

*Actually registering as Steve Jobs and making statements like "I dropped my Zune at one of the Apple stores, I hope no one seen that", "I was sitting around last Saturday, called Bill Gates to see if he wanted to split a joint. He was cutting the lawn then had to get a hair cut - bummer!!"

Hahahaa.... Or Vic20 or Commadore 64 or ....
Funny funny shtuff...

Hey I wonder if Bill Gates and Steve Jobs is on there? I mean we could register as them and have totally stupid conversations.

"Bill and I were hanging out at my parents house as they just got me a Wii for Christmas. I put in 'Who wants to be a millionaire?' game - Bill goes "No Sh!t that would suck. His bike broke so he had to leave early to be home by 9"

"Steve-a-reno texted me. I was at WalMart in the 1000 items or less line. He told me to pick up more pez. Larry Ellison is gonna be over to help us finish building our tree fort. Crude, I got 2 pimples on my forehead - my forehead looks like the Undertaker from WWE rolling his eyes back. I need to cut down on pez"

"Bill and I got busted this weekend for spray painting graffiti on the wall of a building. It was the Windows logo made out of colored apples and the phrase 'wrap your head around this one'. We got 30 hours of community service to do because of this....Cops stink"

"Steve-inator and I were hanging around outside the mall (outside of Hot Topix) and the Sultan of Brunei shows up. Gawd he is such a wanna-bee. He has this 700 foot strech limo Hummer something. He's like 'I bet you no haff a vee-hicle like dees', I go "yeah, I got something better and your parked next to it". Sultan goes "Yeah, I see not ting". Steveo goes 'its a Stealth Bomber that why you dont see it'.. I go "go over there and touch it"... He was walking around like a zombie for about 20 minutes....we were laughing so hard my glasses fell off and broke"

Wait - they dont get this indepth....dammmmm I thought I was onto something

It is ridiculous that this news are dying to make a trend. Trying to gather up the geeks of Neowin to follow their lead. The idea of spreading gossips over a little stupid thing aint gonna work on me.

*YAWN*

Let's start the countdown 'til the Twitter fad dies off completely. Don't worry, it won't take long at all

I'll see your fad and raise you two Diggs.

By the way right now I'm scratching my head and resting my other hand on my knee. Follow my Twitter for more updates as they happen.

Damn, I went to Bjork's twitter feed and felt outgeeked. I didn't even know what most of that information meant. :S

I've been owned by Bjork. :o

I want Bjork.

Jugalator said,
Damn, I went to Bjork's twitter feed and felt outgeeked. I didn't even know what most of that information meant. :S

I've been owned by Bjork. :o

I want Bjork.

+1

Im sorry to say this but what is a the big deal?.. Celebs actually using the internets for other things besides stupid myspace.. OMGWHAT?

I think once all the celebs take over twitter, The community will die & then another micro-blogging site will form, Celebs will move to that.. then that micro-blogging site will die.. and the chain repeats till the celebs all die.

So anyways.. like I said.. Big freaking deal about celebs loving twitter.. they are how many years late?.. go back to Late night talk shows... I don't want to hear about how much money their making or if their next failboat of a movie/ TV show is coming out.

Either way even if you follow those celebs they are to snobby to even reply back to, if it is actually really them or their secretary.

Sounds more like bitter jealousy to me. Hell, you pretty much make your point clear with "how much money they're making", etc.

True, some are very stuck up. However, not all of them are. Many are still down to earth, regardless of what you may think. The internet allows them to be themselves a bit though. Some may use Twitter to advertise themselves, and others may just be looking for something to do, people to talk to.

Hell, looking at MC Hammer's twitter, it seems he's got an open discussion going about politics and such updating it quite often...

naap51stang said,
Twitter...another form of stupidity of the internet.

Yup. Twitter, brought to you by the Internet, giving the stupid and the ignorant a voice since 1996.

I don't like it, I used to use it, but Facebook is enough for me, to many of this social networking stuff and you lose track of where your data is stored. And I didn't like the fact that anyone can read Twitter, at least on Facebook only your friends can read the status (if you set your profile to private) but I never like it when people you know say "oh yer I noticed your status" I can't be bothered now it's almost like you can't have a normal conversation if you use things like twitter and status updates.

You can protect who reads your Twitts

Go Settings > Account> check the last option called Protect My updates

bucko said,
I don't like it, I used to use it, but Facebook is enough for me, to many of this social networking stuff and you lose track of where your data is stored. And I didn't like the fact that anyone can read Twitter, at least on Facebook only your friends can read the status (if you set your profile to private) but I never like it when people you know say "oh yer I noticed your status" I can't be bothered now it's almost like you can't have a normal conversation if you use things like twitter and status updates.

For people like Stephen Fry I suppose it makes some degree of sense to use Twitter and for others to read what he writes. He's extremely talented, has a daily life that is both varied and interesting, and is frighteningly intelligent. When he speaks or writes, you know it's going to be something worth reading, in most cases.

However, for Joe Public, who gets up, has breakfast, goes to work, returns home and perhaps goes to the pub in the evening, it's just utter banal rubbish. And that is the problem, 99% of Twitter is just that.

Yeah I guess that's true to some point. I use it more to follow people than post a huge amount to it. It's a good tool though for easy and quick communication.

I agree. It's worth reading what people such as Stephen Fry write on Twitter, but as you say, when it comes to Joe Public, it's just pure banality. I don't use Twitter, nor do I want to use it.

I agree, I don't understand why people assume that everyone is so interested in what they are doing that we all need constant updates. Whilst I can see some uses of it, most of it is pretty pretentious.