Over the past year, a lot of celebrities have stepped up their game on Facebook and Twitter. Social media titans like Ashton Kutcher and Conan O’Brien know what it takes to keep themselves relevant: Ashton has almost five million followers on Twitter and Conan is just shy of a million. Both are hysterical; their day-to-day musings are definitely entertaining to scroll through during a dull afternoon at the office, but they they’re doing some good with it too. (Conan tweet: “I’m confused by the new census form. There’s no box for ‘Sickly White.’” Ha!)
Even Providence native DJ Pauly D is trying to make a difference. He has over 500,000 fans on Facebook, which is no small feat. If you sift through the pictures of the Jersey Shore gang going out for ice cream and getting their GTL on, Pauly Delveccio is doing his part by making the ultimate sacrifice: auctioning off his tanning bed.
Mostly, it’s the younger generation of Hollywood who are the tech savvy Twitterers and Facebook gurus. Boston boys Matt Damon and Ben Affleck both have less than 75,000 fans on Facebook put together and neither have verified Twitter accounts. Not that their careers are suffering from it, but using Facebook and Twitter can open up a whole new group of fans and give them a ton of free exposure.
Follow some of our local favorites: @BostonFilmFest and @LoadedGun for celeb and movie news, and @Apaniza and @BrittanyCurran, two Massachusetts actresses.
If any of you have a favorite entertainment Twitterer in Hollywood East, let us know!