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Twitter Celebrities

I wanted to take a moment to list my favorite Twitterlebrities. Their tweets often make my day. So here they are, in no particular order.

Angie Harmon (@Angie_Harmon) – Former “Law & Order” star and currently starring in “Rizzoli & Isles” on TNT, I’ve also recently learned that she is one of Hollywood’s rare conservative voices. As I recently tweeted, I have a huge crush on her and am pretty sure we’re a couple in a parallel universe.

Paige Davis (@Mirandalina) – Host of “Trading Spaces” (which failed miserably after they decided to go to a hostless format, and, sadly, didn’t recover even after her return) and theater star (a friend at work had the pleasure of seeing her perform). She can be seen on OWN’s “Best of Trading Spaces.” I’m fairly sure she was the best part of “Trading Spaces.”

Caroline Sheen (@CarolineSheen) and Nicolas Dromard (@nicolasdromard) – They were Mary and Bert in the touring production of “Mary Poppins” that I saw recently, and I mentioned them then. Both of their tweets are highly entertaining, and Ms. Sheen’s are particularly great as she has often tweeted about her experiences in America. And both have taken time to tweet me, which I love, of course.

Devon Sawa (@DevonESawa) – Star of “Final Destination” and “Idle Hands” among others, he currently has a recurring role on The CW’s fantastic “Nikita” which I hope to see expanded. His tweets are so ridiculously random in such a great way.

Jason Ritter (@JasonRitter) – This one’s a given. I’ve already said how much I love this guy’s work, his tweets (often puns) are so corny, which I love. And he’s my Twitter BFF. Just ask him.

Sofia Vergara (@SofiaVergara) – Star of “Modern Family.” Va-va-voom. ‘Nuff said.

Stephen Collins (@_StephenCollins) – His Twitter description says it all: “Actor-writer, the Dad on 7th Heaven, briefly Captain of the Enterprise, and now Dr. King on No Ordinary Family.” He interacts often with his fans, and his daily Grammar Patrol posts are fun.

Annette O’Toole (@JimmyJindo) – Loved her on “Nash Bridges,” and she’s fantastic on “Smallville.” Also, she’s married to Lenny (of Lenny and Squiggy).

Tom Felton (@TomFelton), James Phelps (@James_Phelps), Oliver Phelps (@OliverPhelps), Emma Watson (@EmWatson), and Matthew Lewis (@Mattdavelewis) – Various cast members of the “Harry Potter” films.

Jeri Ryan (@JeriLRyan) – She was 7 of 9, she guest-starred on several episodes of “Leverage” (and I hope she’s not done), and she’s currently filming an ABC mid-season replacement called “Body of Proof.” She loves food (a woman after my own heart), and she’s a geek (in a great way).

Billy Gilman (@bg524) – Starting when he was like 10 or 11, Billy is a country singer and one of the hosts of Jerry Lewis’s MDA Telethon. He’s the only artist whose albums I always buy in their entirety.

Honorable mentions include Stephen Lunsford (@Lunsfuhd), Melissa Joan Hart (@MellyJHart), and Frankie Muniz (@frankiemuniz).

I’ve probably forgotten somebody, but this is a pretty complete list of my favorites. 🙂

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Twitter Is Over Capacity

For those of you who have seen “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (one of my favorite movies), you’ll appreciate my idea for an alternate message when Twitter is over capacity.


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Twitterholism and Me: A Nouveau Love Story

As addicted to the computer and the Internet as I am, I’m always slow to discover new social-networking sites. I created a MySpace account long after most people had both found and abandoned it. I was even anti-Facebook until last year, and now it’s a huge part of my life. But I was, perhaps, against Twitter most of all.

I only started using Twitter a few months ago. Prior to that, it was, to me, Facebook’s status update without Facebook attached. I honestly believed most people used it to tell you when they were at the grocery store, when they were dusting their entertainment center, or that they were taking a nap.

Ironically, that is what many people do. And now so do I. But it’s so much more than that.

What Twitter is, really, is the very definition of social networking, far more so than Facebook or Myspace ever were. Networking is, at its core, communicating with people you know and then branching out, putting yourself out there. Facebook certainly doesn’t allow this any more. In fact, it yells at you if you add people you don’t “know in real life.” What’s ironic to me is that I have real-life ways of communicating with the people I know in real life, so while I do use Facebook as one primary (almost central) way to keep in touch with real-life friends and family, I also used to use it to reach out to minor acquaintances, friends of friends, and occasionally even total strangers who looked interesting. But now, if your friend requests are ignored too often, Facebook will actually prevent you from adding people or even ultimately suspend your account because you’re “harassing” people, which I find utterly ridiculous, because I’m not sure how simply sending someone a friend request is harassment.

But this isn’t an article about Facebook. That’s more of a love/hate story.

Twitter is a chance to speak to new people, complete strangers, and even celebrities, if you’re lucky enough to get them to notice you. I’m a child in a generation where friendships can, indeed, be virtual, and I’ve made several new friends thanks to Twitter. Which is especially nice because my Twitterfriends share some interests that my real friends don’t, so I get to discuss things like the books I read and movies I like with people who actually care.

I even took part in an Emmys-watching party, something I’d always wanted to do but for which I’d never had any friends to join me. We flooded the Twitterverse that evening with comments on the awards show, who won, who should’ve won, what jokes worked, et cetera.

I was slower to join Twitter than any other networking site, and I even consistently made fun of it in the years prior to joining. But now that I’m part of it, I’m beginning to understand its value. Tweets range from entertaining to informative to just social conversation, and regardless of their nature, I enjoy them.

I recently tweeted my 1,000th tweet, which probably excited me way more than it should have. I check Twitter frequently, either through the site or my Droid. So, join Twitter and follow me. I’m not hard to find. Then branch out and follow your real friends, make some Twitterfriends, and find your favorite celebrities.


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