I don’t expect every celebrity to be on Twitter. I don’t even want every celebrity to be on Twitter. But if you’re going to do it, at least make some vague attempt to do it right.
Here are five television-related Twitter accounts that are essentially pointless. Sure, following them won’t cause you any pain. But it might just a little bit of joy out of your day.
How do you waste the time of 3.7 million people? Create a Twitter account for Oprah Winfrey. Now I don’t mind that Oprah herself doesn’t do the tweeting herself. But the intern/minion that is responsible for the job barely remembers to tweet at all. There was one tweet in May, two in March and two in April.
Sample Tweet: Think you can host YOUR OWN SHOW? Or know someone who can. The search is on. Go to oprah.com for details.
Hey, I like Jay Leno. As longtime readers of this web site can tell you, I might be just about the only TV critic who does like Jay Leno. Like Oprah, Leno’s Twitter feed is obviously handled by some lower level grunt. The plus is that there are a couple of tweets a day. The downside is that the tweets are almost nothing but links to video or pictures from the show. Often long after the show has aired. I’m not expecting a Conan O’Brien-level social media savvy here. But as least hire someone who gives a damn about the tweets.
MIKE ‘THE SITUATION’ SORRENTINO
When you combine a writing requirement a castmember from “Jersey Shore,” you are almost certainly not going to be dazzled by the majesty of the results. But even by that modest starting point, the Twitter feed from “The Situation” is idiotic to the point of nonsensical. BTW, if someone doesn’t like you, dude….they’re not a “hater.” They’re just showing an appropriate level of taste.
Sample Tweet: JUS landed in LA for the JAy LEno SHow – PEople Mags top bodies of HOllywood this
Jason Bateman is a talented, funny guy. Not that you would know it from his Twitter feed. He’s been on since May and of the less than twenty tweets, most of them are along the lines of “Hey, I’m working on this.” Which is the celebrity equivalent of “Hey, my cat just did the cutest thing.” My guess is that some friend of his convinced him to needed to be on Twitter. He just isn’t sure why quite yet. It is a bit unfair to say this is one of the “worst” TV celebrity Twitter accounts. But it representative of all the ones that are created only to hang around without much to say.
Sample Tweet: Will Arnett and I are making three digital shorts for Wrigley! Very excited. Today we’re scouting for a house to shoot in.
OMG! Did you know that Selena Gomez has a new music video? You would if you were one of the 9,000 + unfortunate people following this Twitter feed. It’s nothing about little tweets about her most recent project. This month, a music video for the song “Round And Round.”
Sample Tweet: I hope you guys like my new music video!!!!