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)
Brook Magenti AKA Belle DeJour
LL Cool J
Weird Al Yancovic
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:
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 www.angellongxxx.com”
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.
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...