Thursday, 20 August 2009

As I was saying to *enter celebrity name* just this morning

I recently started twittering and was intrigued by being able to follow one's favourite celebrity and see what they are up to. It's sort of legalised stalking.
Being conscious of the amount of time I already spend on line and not wanting to be deluged by updates I never actually started following many people but a few days ago i tried it and, because a friend was already following her, I began to follow Lily Allen, the singer (joining the other 1.2 million) who I do actually enjoy listening to.
So now I can say things like 'I told Lily (Allen) what I thought of her new song' or '......well, as I said to Lily this morning.......'
Looking through people who replied to one of her tweets this morning 12,500 people viewed it in the first hour with various comments (some friendly, some weird, some pointless)but what struck me was the easy familiarity of people, almost as though all these people really are friends with Ms Allen.I wondered how many actually 'believe' they have her as a friend. I have no way of knowing what it feels like to be a celebrity but I'm not sure if I would want this constant attention, some? yes and perhaps lots at first but it really is a bit creepy and I think I will continue to admire her from afar


KB said...

I agree with you that some people will actually think they are friends with celebrities for real. If I were a celebrity I would think very seriously before twittering as I think it would encourage people who are already predisposed to stalking. People like you for example. LOL!

Missy said...

This brings to mind mass suicide, when it is reciprocated or they find out they really aren't friends you know what I mean.

People act weird over celebrities.

Toadee said...

*sigh* I'm so lucky I'm an unknown lol