What is the big deal with twitter, Wossy?

Posted on April 5th, 2009 by Jim

Twitter – it’s a HUGE deal as the 140 character micro blogging website that is taking the globe by storm. Massive, in fact and one that google are negotiating to buy right now. I shrugged twitter off at first, as I did with my first viewing of the Simspons and Family guy but then dug deeper to see what all the fuss was about.

Celebrities update their tweets on a regulars basis and a case in point is BBC celeb Jonathan Ross, known as Wossy, pictured here within the last 48 hours having uploading this image of him with a few friends. You Brits may recognise a couple of them aware and may well be aware of the £150,000 fine imposed on the BBC over the lewd phone call scandal. Here they at an after a dinner party Wossy tweeted about recently:


Wossy has over 186,000 followers and we have a more humble 1,155 but gradually climbing daily, like all good flowers should. Rather than shun publicity celebrities are very much pushing the twitter boat out with the likes of Jamie Oliver, Borat and Barack Obama. Is it REALLY them, you may ask and why bother to get the extra online exposure to connect with other?

Dubai based DJ’s Catboy & Geordiebird who ‘keep it real’ here in the morning and help give the manic Emirates morning some sense of normality also tweet merrily along keeping all their followers updated.

So, do you tweet, want to tweet or don’t really understand the need to tweet? Do tell!

10 Responses to “What is the big deal with twitter, Wossy?”

  1. I signed up just for GSTF, but haven’t been back. I’m not even sure I know how. So, I guess I don’t tweet and don’t really understand the need. I just don’t understand it at all.

  2. Jim says:

    Watch this space CC – twitter is like a facebook status update were you ‘tweet’ away all day…

    It’s about to get VERY big.

  3. Lib says:

    I think it already is big to be honest, google are interested in buying it apparently so it can’t be small fry.

    I dip in and out of it to be honest, it helps me get my fill of celebrity stuff and it was great to relay a very funny story to Jason Manford when I went to see him recently.

    I couldn’t live in it like some people though. It’s quite obsessive I think. And sad.

  4. sally says:

    Hey guys.
    The novelty of twitter has worn off for me. Im new to it and perhaps dont really use it to its full potential,but i am not feeling the love!

    I know that alot of my media mates use Myspace rather than face book as a social networking and potfolio type tool. Twitter for me seems to be a ‘click’ of self promo clebs, who have become far to obsessed with ‘what they are doing at this very moment’
    Almost as of they can qualify how famous they are by how many ‘followers’ they have.
    And what gives with that … followers?? its almost biblical.

    Hum well as you can see im not a fan !If you need to get a celeb hit then grab one of those cheap pap mags. never have seen the appeal of looking at celeb women without makeup on… and quite frankly who gives a flying bannana if posh has put on 10pounds this week! bigger things to life x

    ps sorry for my 1st post thats quite negative and soap boxy ! sorry !!!! xxxx

    • Jim says:

      Welcome to GSTF Sally and soap box away (is that legal) as it’s all about points of view here – remember that 70′s T.V show that reviewed the weeks listings?

      Anyway, enjoy smelling these flowers!

      Flying bananas all round :-)

  5. I think to be honest those guys need their heads testing. Mr Ross is as unfunny as he is attention seeking, a bigger, consistent dickhead I have yet to see.
    The whole twitter thing is surely pandering to the fact that there are so many sad, nosey parkers out in the world with nothing to fill their lives.
    They need to get hobbies or something to give their life meaning rather than wondering what colour panties have just hit the floor in the search for fame.

    • Jim says:

      Agreed it good be a filler for something missing in ones life but why the celebs? Don’t they have enough public poking noses in?

      Why encourage it?

      Tweet tweet.

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