Thursday, 30 December 2010

Getting a High Profile Twitter Follower

“I fackin laff salabrities!”
-Avid Merrion, Bo Selecta

A month ago I set myself a social media challenge: Get a famous person to follow me on Twitter.

Why? I don't know. I've blogged about meeting celebs a lot recently, so I figured it was fitting. Maybe I'm just a consumerist sheep who is so detached from reality that I feel the need to hound anyone whose name I recognise. Or maybe I just find it funny to do this.

I pestered many household names, including...

Jodie Connor (the remarkably stunning singer from Roll Deep's “Good Times” single)
Pritchard from Dirty Sanchez (Who I've already met- I sent him a link to the blog covering this)
Steve Martin
Brook Magenti AKA Belle DeJour
P Diddy
Seth MacFarlane
Kelly Rowland
Nicki Manaj
Floyd Mayweather
LL Cool J
Nelly Furtado
Weird Al Yancovic
Snoop Dog
Paris Hilton
Ben Stiller
Serena Williams (asking what her favourite zoo animal was did not garner a response.)

I also sent a shit joke to Gordon Burns from local news show North West Tonight. (He was requesting this; it wasn't a random idea.)

I'm, er, still waiting on a response from all of the above.

However, I did tweet broadcaster/comedian/writer Dom Joly to show him my writeup of previously meeting him at a book signing.

He tweeted back “thanks, appreciate it”. Blessed art thou, Dom.

I figured that employees of the, um, other Hollywood might yield more results, so I dished out a few tweets to:

Tommy Gunn
Phoenix Marie
Nikki Benz
Rachel Starr
Jayden James

If you don't recognise the names, you might not want to ask. If you know what I mean.

They didn't respond, but I did get a response from Angel Long:

“Hi ya, Thanks for following me, Hope you enjoy all my tweets & I look forward to chatting to u. x

I also asked Kelly Divine why no adult entertainment stars had verified accounts. She replied!

“I dont think twitter will verify porn stars ;( I tried and got rejected”.

It's possible that there's some fraudsters pretending to be people they're not, but given that many of the adult actors / actresses mention each other in tweets, it's safe to say that they're kosher.

UK porn star Kerry Louise sent me a bemused response after I replied to her tweet “Go Hard or Go Home”- I explained the phrase was usually on a sign inside the bars of the Walkabout chain. It apparently wasn't a Walkabout reference. She said, “lol I seee”. She wouldn't tell me whether or not she had aimed it at a male colleague instead.

Just when I was about to give up and stop being a Goddamn geek- just as I was about to leave Twitter alone and get back on with getting my own multinational celebrity status rolling (cough), a young lady called Vicky Vette follows me outta the blue! She's also an entertainer of adults.

Vicky, you are a star.!/vickyvette

I'm pretty sure she's the real deal. Whether she upstages Social Media guru Denise Wakeman is arguable. It's all subjective, of course. These two are the biggest names in my followers.

I think to get a celebrity follower you need to give people a reason to follow back. Christ knows what Vicky's reason was. She must just think I'm awesome. It can be hard to convince someone who doesn't know you when you have a mere 140 characters in which to do so. I also don't think December was the best month to do this Twitter task- we're all pretty busy whether we're famous or not. But if you fancy following me, whoever you are...!/matthewtuckey


CageFightingBlogger said...

Vicky Vette reaches 100,000 followers

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