What’s going on with Snoop and Iggy? What may have started out as schoolyard teasing has definitely escalated into something more fowl and dangerous. When Snoop posted this photo on Instagram, it didn’t take too kindly to Iggy whom responded with tweets.
Most people can’t go a day without checking in on some form of social media. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and many more are some clever ways to stay in touch with people and connect to people you may never have had the opportunity to before. However, these social media outlets give us an unhindered view into each others’ lives and, let’s face it, this often causes problems.
It’s been another crazy week of Celebrity Tweets! From really bad advice, to sharing way too much information with the world, here are the top 7 craziest tweets of the week.
1. Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) – Thanks for the advice!
2. Erica Mena (@iamErica_Mena) – Recipe for Love
3. Kelly Osbourne (@KellyOsbourne) – TMI, Kelly!!
4. Draya Michele (@DrayaFace) – Playboy Bunny Flop
5. Ryan Seacrest – New Celebrity Diet Alert!
6. Lil Scrappy Merlo (@reallilscrappy) – Scrappy in this Biznyee!
7. Puma (@Puma213) – Lookin’ good Homie!
Twitter has become one of the best ways to stay in touch with your favorite celebrities and keep up with what they are doing. Most of them are very open, expressing their personal thoughts and feelings. And some of them, well, they just take things a little too far.
Here are the top Tweets from this past week:
1. Jimmy Fallon – Apparently, life hasn’t always been this good for the talk show host.
2. Russell Simmons – Yes, Russ, I’m sure a lot of people enjoy the “higher” state of mind!
3.Chad Johnson – Looks like Ochocinco is still trying to fake it ’til he makes it.
4. Miley Cyrus – Keep ya head up, Miley, things will get better.
Or maybe not…
5. Kevin Hart – Alright, Alright, Alriiight
Facebook and Twitter is being blasted surrounding Thursdays feud between the Twerking Diva Miley Cyrus and the 1990’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” Irish singer Sinead O’Connor. Social media hasn’t been so heated up ever since Amanda Bynes went on her own rampage on Twitter. The Irish singer took it upon herself posting an open letter directing Miley’s interview on The Rolling Stones… in which Miley stated, O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” music video had inspired “Wrecking Ball”.
“…your Wrecking Ball video was designed to be similar to the one for Nothing Compares… So this is what I need to say… And it is said in the spirit of motherliness and with love.”
“I am extremely concerned for you that those around you have led you to believe, or encouraged you in your own belief, that it is in any way ‘cool’ to be naked and licking sledgehammers in your videos”
“The music business doesn’t give a shit about you, or any of us. They will prostitute you for all you are worth, and cleverly make you think its what YOU wanted… and when you end up in rehab as a result of being prostituted, ‘they’ will be sunning themselves on their yachts in Antigua…”
Miley didn’t take very kindly to O’Connor’s Motherliness letter and in response Miley posted a two year old picture of O’Connors tirade on twitter, when she was battling mental illness.
Once again O’Connor took to social media writing a second open letter of 425 words where she drops the F bomb more than once!
“Miley… Really? Who the f*&#K is advising you? Because taking me on is even more f*&#n’ stupid than behaving like a prostitute and calling it feminism…”
O’Connor is now asking Miley the following…
1. To remove her offending tweet
2. To publicly apologize to her
3. To Amanda Bynes (who’s name was innocently brought up)
4. And to every person who is/has suffered from a mental illness or sexual abuse
AND if Miley were not to apologize publicly O’Connor would resource to pressing charges against the twenty-year-old artist!
Miley who will be guest attending SNL (Saturday Night Live) tweeted she was to busy working and couldn’t continue talking to the much heated up O’Connor but gave her the opportunity of meeting up:
The last message shared between both artist was O’Connor’s third open letter posted early Friday morning stating “I have no interest whatsoever in meeting you…”
Miley made NO comment or apology regarding O’Connor on last nights SNL! What do you think? Should Miley make an effort and apologize or should O’Connor proceed with legal actions?
It seems like celebrities can’t go a week without starting some form of twitter feud. Former actress, Amanda Bynes, has taken to the twitterspehere with some very strong opinions about the singer, calling her ugly and saying that Chris Brown only beat her because she wasn’t pretty.
While Rihanna chose not to directly engage with Bynes, she tweeted what was undeniably a reaction to the onslaught of tweets.
This spurred another series of hateful interactions from Bynes, calling the singer a dog and claiming Rihanna was the one in need of intervention. Though Bynes’ is now claiming her twitter account was hacked and is now saying she loves the beautiful singer, Rihanna has decided to call it quits on the entire feud. A source close to Rihanna says that the singer is “done with all that stupid a** s***”.
Now all that’s left to do is see which celebrities start a twitter fight next.
Twitter’s new music app for iOS, aptly named #music, is pretty cool. I don’t see myself using it very often but I do see it as a companion piece for music lovers actively on Twitter. You log into your Twitter account and find music that is most popular and some from artists emerging. That’s essentially the app in a nutshell. Well, not quite.
It’s 2013 and ad agencies are still unable to tell us the true value of a Facebook Like. With gazillions of fake Twitter accounts, no one is sure what to value the fastest growing social platform in the world. However, there are over a thousand companies like Splash Media and Reach Local trying to sell every local business on why the should go social.
According the author B.J. Mendelson, they are full of shit. In his latest book “Social Media Is Bullshit,” Brandon is clearly on a mission to help business see through the hype and expand their online presence.
I use to work for a pretty large advertising firm so I understand what you mean when you say Social Media is Bullshi*. In 2013, Why do you think most people still believe the hype?
There’s no critical thought about it. No one wants to look dumb or different, especially in America, and so because of that nobody wants to be the one to stand up and say that a lot of this stuff (not all, just a lot of it) is bullshit and doesn’t work. Plus when it comes to the American media in particular, they don’t want to say that this stuff is overhyped because they helped in overhyping it and a lot of them are dependent on these outlets for traffic and attention. Not to mention, they run the risk of pissing off the wrong people by bashing these companies and if they do, they may no longer have access to them, meaning they have to kiss up to the social media executives.
On top of all that (as if this wasn’t enough), a lot of companies waste A LOT of money on social media, and for them to admit that it’s BS would mean they’ve wasted a lot of money. And since we’re talking about publicly traded companies here, that’d be a lot of trouble for a lot of executives. My favorite example? I was at the WOMMA Conference and the thing I heard the most was, “I totally agree with you, but if I did it publicly, I’d be fired.”
Why do you think so many novices refer to themselves as gurus or social media experts?
They’re assholes. Anyone who repackages and resells harmful, deceptive, and misleading advice not rooted in truth is simply a hustler, no different than the panhandler on the train who does the “May I have your attention please” speech and then goes home to a comfortable apartment because he’s figured out a good hustle.
(Note: That’s not to say all panhandlers have nice apartments, a lot of them legitimately need the money, but there’s a bunch of them who have figured out the game and have used it to their advantage. That’s what the “experts”, “gurus”, and “ninjas” do. They’ve figured out the game and now they’re just hustling you for money. That makes them assholes.”
Why should we buy Social Media is Bullshit?
There’s no other book like it and it’s backed up with three years worth of facts, notes, research, and interviews about how social media marketers have made themselves rich off the ignorance of others and duplicity.
Why did you decide to take a break from writing?
I asked for a divorce from my wife. I knew I couldn’t support her financially if I remained in Glens Falls, which is where she wanted to stay for the rest of her life, and rather than be a burden, I said it was time for me to go. Of course, we were together for six years, so it has been quite a change, and I’m still dealing with that. So I haven’t been able to write anything consistently since.
I see that you were a Political Science Major. What inspired you to create a scholarship at the Crane School of Music?
The two aren’t related. I became a political science major because of a last minute moment of idiocy by my advisor in SUNY Potsdam’s drama department. Most college kids can relate to this: I was cleared to take a course in the Spring, only to hear, less than an hour before the class, that I didn’t meet the requirements from that same advisor who told me I did in the Spring. So … I got pissed and, not wanting to transfer, just took the major that sounded most appealing. Almost everything I learned I learned outside the classroom running my own business, so the degree was just to make my Dad happy.
The scholarship was created for my grandfather, Oscar Cohen, who passed away my first day at SUNY Potsdam. I wanted to do something great to remember him because he was a great man and a role model for me. He was also entirely self-educated, being pulled out of school at an early age to build furniture with his bare hands and transitioning to an entrepreneur with two successful men’s clothing stores in Brooklyn.
I see that you once ran your own booking agency. Are you still actively involved in the music business or do you have plans to make a return?
I only booked concerts because at the time I was too young to get into a lot of the comedy clubs in my area. So I figured out that if I rent a venue, book bands, and have the bands sell tickets before the show, I’d cover my costs, and since it was my show, I would then go on and do my stand-up set before the show started. So I don’t actively work in the music business anymore.
Honestly? I booked 55 of those shows, I learned a lot, but I also learned that you deal with a lot of ego and drama, and I don’t have the patience for that kind of thing. Hence the book title.
What type of marketing advice would you give a new musician trying to establish an online presence?
Just kidding. The advice is the same as it is for offline: Know your audience. What do they like? What do they read? What platforms do they use? How old are they? You need to figure all that stuff out and then, once you have a picture, decide what makes the most sense to do given the time and money you have. So you may find that Twitter does make a lot of sense, but it also could be a waste of time. The thing everyone messes up with though is their audience. If you don’t know that, you don’t know anything.
Twitter is an amazing resource for celebrities. Celebrity twitters can be used to promote their newest film or album and give fans exclusive information about their tours or whatever they feel is important to know. But what type of celebrity twitter user does the media benefit most from?
When it comes to celebrity twitter users, there are about two ends of the spectrum. One one end, you have Justin Bieber. Justin Bieber has a massive twitter following with over 32,000,000 followers, and it’s not surprising. Beliebers are everywhere. But Justin Bieber’s twitter offers nothing more than music updates for his fans and uncomfortably strange tweets, such as “i see u “.
In contrast, Chris Brown brings the tabloid drama and controversy straight to his twitter page. He has no shame in lashing out at fellow celebritys, like Drake, and celebrities have no issue lashing out at him. But after a twitter feud with comedian Jenny Johnson where she publicly criticized him after his arrest for assaulting Rihanna.
While I condone Brown’s cyberbullying-like twitter antics, he may have found a link between twitter and publicity. With twitter scandal after twitter scandal, Chris Brown’s name became a household form of gossip. No one cares about Justin Bieber’s infantile statements; they want to know who is going to have it out with Chris Brown next.
Fortunately for us, Chris Brown has returned to twitter. And while he’s managed to stay uninvolved in any quarrels, how long will this last?