When I was younger, I thought Britney Spears was the most incredible thing in the world. Over time I’ve come to realize that she’s not, and that I can like her music without necessarily being a fan of her. Besides, she doesn’t need me – she’s got millions of fans around the world. And that’s exactly what makes the news of her official Twitter account so interesting:
I’ll say this, though. This is solid gold for Twitter. A few more of these and it will be hard to argue that it isn’t going mainstream.
The Twitter account is part of her newly relaunched website. It also includes links to her profiles on YouTube, MySpace, and Facebook. Obviously it’s not Britney herself spending the time to engage with fans on all of these sites, her people are doing that for her. To their credit, they’re up-front about that. Here’s the bio on Twitter:
Yes! This is the real Britney Spears! We’ve got updates from her team, her website and yes, even Britney herself!
Michael Arrington is right – if Twitter continues to sign up high profile celebrities, it’ll be hard to argue that Twitter is not going mainstream. I can’t confirm if this is legit or not, but I’m pretty sure that Kanye West is officially on Twitter too.
I wonder who will join Twitter next?