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

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.

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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.

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  • S-Endz

    S-Endz of the UK band Swami - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swami_(band)

    is on Twitter. The URL is http://www.twitter.com/caseyrain
    bugmenot12345
  • RE: Celebs on Twitter: Britney, Lance Armstrong, Stephen Fry and more

    I find it difficult to tell whether or not the celeb or his/her PR agent is actually posting, or if it's someone squatting on the account name. See: Sarah Palin -- lots of fake twitter accounts pretending to be her.

    Here are a few that I follow that are seemingly legit:
    sarah_haskins - of current tv
    anamariecox - political blogger, formerly of the Wonkette
    trentvanegas - of pinkisthenewblog.com
    jimmyeatworld - the band
    natalidelconte - host of Loaded on CNET TV
    TeamSlipstream - the American cycling team
    dpnation
  • RE: Celebs on Twitter: Britney, Lance Armstrong, Stephen Fry and more

    You can follow all Twitter celebrities at http://www.celebritytweet.com. There are currently about 50 celebrities.
    icorbin
  • RE: Celebs on Twitter: Britney, Lance Armstrong, Stephen Fry and more

    So why did Apple not spend part of the 500 Mio. $ to do a
    Stephen Fry ad in return to Microsoft's Seinfeld campaign?

    At least it seems Fry is a real user ;-)
    catmedia
  • RE: Celebs on Twitter: Britney, Lance Armstrong, Stephen Fry and more

    There are tonnes of new celebs asn well as good ones on twitter from Phill Jupitus, Alan carr. The latest rising star though is Mark Boardman, He is the guy on the telly who meets and interviews celebs at the film premieres in London and co hosted the 2007 Baftas www.twitter.com/markmeets

    I have Just added him and see he has over 2000 followers already including many other celebs too like Stephen Fry, Jenny Falcolner, !
    nickwood100