Celebs on Twitter: Britney, Lance Armstrong, Stephen Fry and more

Summary:The tech blogosphere went crazy over the weekend with news that Britney Spears had opened a Twitter account. Or more accurately, someone from Britney's PR team has begun Twittering on her behalf. That may still be a big deal in itself as it suggests that the micro-blogging service could go mainstream yet.

The tech blogosphere went crazy over the weekend with news that Britney Spears had opened a Twitter account. Or more accurately, someone from Britney's PR team has begun Twittering on her behalf. That may still be a big deal in itself as it suggests that the micro-blogging service could go mainstream yet.

It also got me asking which other celebs actively use Twitter, either directly or through their PR agent? Putting that question out as a Tweet (a trick borrowed from the Marshall Kirkpatrick school of blogging), I got the following tip offs:

@lancearmstrong - Lance Armstrong, the seven-time Tour de France winner and "full time cancer fighter" (his words)

@stephenfry - Stephen Fry, Comedian, TV presenter and all round geek. Did you know that Fry is an avid Mac fan and was reportedly the second person in the UK to own an original 1984 Macintosh.

@johncleese - John Cleese, best known for his Monty Python antics :-) "Yes, I am still indeed alive, contrary to rumour, and I am making video podcasts", reads his Twitter bio.

@bobbyllew - Bobby Llewellyn, producer, writer TV presenter, one time actor best known for role of Kryten in BBC comedy sci-fi series Red Dwarf!

Obviously these only scratch the surface. Know of any others? Please leave a comment.

Topics: Social Enterprise, Browser, Hardware, Mobility

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Steve O'Hear is a London-based consultant, educator, and journalist, focussing on the Internet and all aspects of digital technology. He advises businesses and not-for-profit organisations on how to exploit the collaborative and publishing opportunities offered by the Web, and has written for numerous publications including The Guardian a... Full Bio

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