Posted on 10 January 2011
Posted on 03 December 2010
Last time we checked in Former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin was using Twitter to contest Gawker over the leak of her book America By Heart, bypassing the “lamestream” media. And she’s managed to catapult herself into the Internet spotlight yet again by using 140 characters to glom off the attention heaped onto the Wikileaks story, see below.
The Daily Show’s John Stewart calls her out on this, her tweeting and the media’s extensive coverage of her tweeting in general in the video above, “Like a teenage boy with a crush on the stuck up girl who hates him, the media is fascinated by everything Sarah Palin tweets.”
“I tweet that’s the way I roll,” Palin responded to critics of her over-reliance on social media, not doing herself any favors actually. Watch the video until the end for Stewart’s brilliant reference to Lincoln’s “Twittersburg Address.”
h/t Danny Sullivan
Article courtesy of TechCrunch
Posted on 03 May 2010
Not all celebrities, it seems, are over Twitter.
A couple of weeks ago, while in town for a comedy show, Conan O’Brien made a pilgrimage to the Twitter headquarters. He entertained employees, and even sent a tweet to prove it’s really him doing the tweeting from his phone. He also, apparently, left behind a little keepsake.
“Twitter – Thanks for saving my ass. Your friend, Conan,” reads a placard with one of the original Twitter icons. On it, Conan also drew a picture of himself, sans beard.
Obviously, this was written in jest — or was it?
Last night, Conan did his first television interview since his departure from the Tonight Show on 60 Minutes. During the interview, it was noted that in order to keep his life moving forward, Conan decided he would set out on a comedy tour. The other notable thing mentioned? His opening of a Twitter account.
That account has given Conan nearly 1 million followers who listen to his every 140-character quip.