Twitter is a heck of a social media platform.
This week was twitter’s 10th birthday. And to honour the occasion we at Phrasee thought that it was high time we tipped our hats to this internet juggernaut and all that it has accomplished.
With 305 million monthly active users, Twitter has given a public voice to the common people in a fascinating and unique way. Anyone with a Twitter account has the opportunity to craft a 140 character thought bomb that could set the internet on fire.
But that is only part of the story.
In large part, Twitter’s massive success must be attributed to its unparalleled ability to give people access to their favourite (or least favourite) celebrities.
Twitter has provided a surreal window into the minds of actors, athletes, and musicians in a way that no other medium in the history of celebrities could have hoped to match.
And, sometimes the results have been amazing.
Noble social causes have been able to access celebrity support, fans have been able to interact with their heroes, and the celebrities themselves have been granted an opportunity to show a more personal, human side of themselves.
But wait, there’s more!
Some celebrities have managed their Twitter accounts effectively, growing their audiences through tasteful and funny thoughts and interactions.
(Did you know James Blunt is a Twitter comeback legend?)
Others have failed to develop the wit and wherewithal to filter the thoughts rattling around in their brainpans, spewing ignorant and ridiculous tripe across the internet for all to see.
And, in all honesty, isn’t that what we’re really hoping to see whenever we follow a celebrity?
The dumbest celebrity tweets in Twitter history
Thanks for that, Kim. Very insightful.
Kenneth Cole quickly jumped on his opportunity to use the dangerous and violent riots in Cairo in 2011 to shamelessly promote his own brand. So tasteful.
Kourtney Kardashian asked the question on the tips of everyone’s tongues…
Dr Phil McGraw creeped out an entire nation with this one. Then deleted it moments later. Unfortunately for him, it had already been screenshotted thousands of times.
This brings us to the top three Twitter stupid tweet legends. The celebrities whose tweets garner so much attention that they have become news stories in and of themselves.
Lifetime Achievement Awards:
Kanye West is a blithering idiot. He produced a grand total of one good album and one amazing TV moment that shot him to superstardom:
West then proceeded to bore us with his antics and music for a further decade. His asinine tweets are pretty much the only worthwhile thing he still does. This might explain why he currently has 20.5 million Twitter followers. God help us all.
“The Donald” has turned his patented arrogant statement into a Twitter art form. He has 7.1 million Twitter followers hanging on his every word, waiting for his next outrageous statement. In a strange turn of events, Trump has somehow managed to parlay this into a run for the office of President of the United States. What an age we live in…
The son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Jaden Smith quickly developed a massive following with his odd and pseudo insightful tweets. The problem was, he didn’t realise that the world was laughing at him. Jaden’s handlers had to point this out to him and then convince him to delete the account, which he eventually did. Sadly, nothing Smith does can ever really erase his Twitter past…