Famous People on Twitter - Where are They?

July 7, 2008

First, If you don't know what twitter is, check out www.twitter.com as it says on their home page "Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co-workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?"

Since most of my friends and family are not tech savvy people, I help them turn on the computer, and my co-workers already make me read what their twitting I decided what to see fun I can have with this.

As I desperately try to understand why anyone would want to read my twit (yes that's what people call it) on Twitter I decided to see if there was any Famous Twitters out there that might be interesting to read and maybe get me a little more acclimated to twitting.

When I say famous I mean common everyday famous. The type of famous where when you were a kid and say "I want to be famous" this is the type of fame you're talking about.

I tried to stay away from people who are Tech Famous or SEO Famous because there are hundreds of those type of people on Twitter and this post would of taken me all day. Plus, most people outside of that persons niche in the online world would never have heard of them.

So taking that into consideration here's a short list I was able to dig up where most people are going to know who I'm talking about or at least can understand the reference.

The first thing I noticed as I searched around is that it seems like any major celebrities have so far shied away from twitting. It's a real shame because I would love to know what Angelina Jolie is thinking as she brushes her teeth.

I was able to find some nice "fake" twitters of the celebrity world such as:

Tom Cruise
Will Ferrell
David Letterman
Paris Hilton
Chuck Norris
(Which reminds me of a fun Google trick - Type in Find Chuck Norris then click I'm Feeling Lucky for your search; Well I find it funny)

I did find some pretty famous Celebes:
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@justinebateman - Justine Bateman (Family Ties)
 - Lavar Burton (Star Trek)
@steve_buscemi - Steve Buscemi
@johncleese - John Cleese (Monty Python)
@dhewlett - David Hewlett (Stargate Atlantis)
@vanessahudgens - Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical)
@greggrunberg - Greg Grunberg (Heros)
@realhughjackman - Hugh Jackman (Wolverine)
@aplusk - Ashton Kutcher
@mrskutcher - Demi Moore
@kennygkrauss - Kenny G. Krauss (The Guardian)
@tinafey - Tina Fey (30 Rock, SNL)
@moonfrye - Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster)
@schwarzenegger - Arnold Schwarzenegger
@thatkevinsmith - Kevin Smith (Clerks)
@cwalken - Christopher Walken
@krissywalrus - Krissy Wall
@wilw - Wil Wheaton (Stand By Me)
@therue - Rumer Willis (Bruce Willis' daughter)
@rainnwilson - Rainn Wilson (The Office)
@mcuban - Mark Cuban (Dallas Mavericks Owner)
@lancearmstrong - Lance Armstrong
@the_real_shaq - Shaquille Oneal (NBA)
@cv31 - Charlie Villanueva (NBA)
@borat - Borat
@margaretcho - Margaret Cho
@jamiekennedy - Jamie Kennedy
@kevinpollak - Kevin Pollak
@paulapoundstone - Paula Pundstone
@jamie_oliver - Jamie Oliver (Naked Chef)
@nicolerichie - Nicole Richie (Simple Life/Socialite)
@tonyrobbins - Tony Robbins
@50cent - 50 Cent
@iamdiddy - Sean Combs (aka Puff Daddy)
@mileycyrus - Miley Cyrus (aka Hanna Montana)
@freddurst - Fred Durst
@brookehogan - Brooke Hogan
@jonathanrknight - Jonathan Knight (New Kids on the Block)
@johncmayer - John Mayer
@ludajuice - Ludacris
@mchammer - MCHammer
@qtiptheabstract - Q-Tip (A Tribe Called Quest)
@leanrimes - LeAnn Rimes
@henryrollins - Henry Rollins (Black Flag)
@ashsimpsonwentz - Ashley Simpson
@snoopdogg - Snoop Dogg
 - Britney Spears
@taylorswift13 - Taylor Swift
@donniewahlberg - Donnie Wahlberg (New Kids on the Block)
@patrick_wilson - Patrick Wilson (Weezer)
@alyankovic - Wierd Al Yankovic
@stephencolbert - Stephen Colbert
@algore - Al Gore (Former Vice President)
@barackobama - Barack Obama (The President)
@mariashriver - Maria Shriver (First Lady of California)
TV Hosts:
@andersoncooper - Anderson Cooper (CNN)
@katiecouric - Katie Couric (CBS News)
@theellenshow - Ellen DeGeneres
@jimmyfallon - Jimmy Fallon
@ryanseacrest - Ryan Seacrest
@marthastewart - Martha Stewart
@realhulkhogan - Hulk Hogan
@therealmachoman - Macho Man
It seems as if most of your mid to major celebrities are staying on Facebook and MySpace at this point. Maybe they don't want us to know when they eat and sleep, just yet.

Hey if you get a chance follow me on Twitter I'll try not to tell you when I'm brushing my teeth, then again I might.

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