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Miley Leaves Twitter

Posted in Twitter,Uncategorized by SlobberKisses on 10/10/2009
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mileycyrus- FYI Liam doesn’t have a twitter and he wants ME to delete mine with good reason.

This was the last tweet ever for Miley Cyrus. (well until she remakes it a week from now) The twitter-verse is in a huge uproar over Miley deleting her twitter. Theories are swirling on if her boyfriend made her do it, since she was so pro-tweeting before. She would tweet about her illnesses, her fans, her family, what Halloween costumes everyone was going to wear this year. She even tweeted the following picture this past July.

Many times she took to her twitter to defend herself, and speak out against the “haters” like in the one below

Everyone seemed shocked, her 2 million followers and even her family. Her father, Billy Ray, tweeted about the situation.

  • Miley. You are a light in a world of darkness. You were born”Destiny Hope Cyrus” for a reason.You can’t leave everyone now.We r countin on u
  • I understand “it is true one bad apple spoils the bunch”.But listen to the words of your songs “Stand… for what ya believe in”…Remember?

Then it seemed like Billy Ray finally called his daughter and talked to her directly, instead of for all the world to see on a website. He finally tweets

  • Ok guys.I got the scoop Apples r one thing but hackers r another She had no choice She said she loves ya’ll and please understand. I do now
  • HeyWanna know a good one?Daddy got hacked too!Looks like I’ll be goin bye bye also.I’m sad! I’ll try to stay up 4 the weekend to say goodbye

He got the scoop, and is deleting his twitter too. If anyone was curious her mom Trish deleted hers around the same time as Miley. Billy Ray’s was still working as of Saturday night. Her fans are left going through Miley-tweet withdrawals. But not to worry, she posted a youtube video explaining.

UPDATE: Miley has now taken to her official website to get serious about why she left twitter.

“To my dearest fans,

You all are the closest thing to my heart & it breaks my spirit to hear that some of you feel neglected since I deleted my twitter. It was a wonderful way to stay connected to you & I really felt like during that time we became very much like friends. Twitter is a beautiful thing if used for the right reason. I love my job so much that it is hard to believe sometimes that it is considered “working. But, in the end it is still a business and I do need some sort of a “normal” life as well. I often complain to the ones closest to me that I don’t seem to have much of a private life any more and part of that is my fault. How can I whine about my life being to public if I am the one telling the world what I am doing? Some things in my life need to say in my life only and not on some gossip site. I never want any of my fans to feel like I don’t love them or care about them BUT, sharing the same love and respect for me I need to have the space to grow as a person and make some mistakes. I need to be able to live and learn in private. I never want to quit entertaining it is my life, my love, and my passion but I can’t have my personal life be other peoples entertainment.

Twitter is not the only thing I am cutting back on. This is not an attack against this particular site, I just think kids all over the world could maybe take a little vacation from Cyberspace. My problem with the internet is it makes negativity so available. It allows people to anonymously hurt others without any consequences. That is not the real world. Not only that, but if we spent more time enjoying what we are doing besides tweeting about it, we would enjoy our lives a whole lot more. I have very little free time and the moments that I do have I should be spending with my family and friends and loving every minute of their company.

Now of course rumors have been started that Liam is the reason that I deleted my twitter. I hope my true fans know how stupid that is. I had mentioned to him that someone made a fake twitter with his name and we both starting chatting about how ridiculous it is. Liam is a wonderful friend and he did not try to make me delete my page, he just helped me realize how much time I was wasting on that site.

I really hope you all know how much you mean to me and how much I truly care about each and every one of you. I will keep in touch through Mileyworld and MileyCyrus.com as I did before twitter. I love you all.

Blessings

Miley Cyrus”

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Alyssa Milano Has No Love For Tweetie 2

Celebs love Twitter. They can tweet from anywhere about anything. The portability aspect may be changing though as Alyssa Milano found out. The IPhone has developed a new app called Tweetie 2. The only issue, it’s no longer a free application. According to their website for a small fee of $2.99 you have the ability to:

  • Preview short URLs
  • Block/follow from multiple accounts
  • Receive device notifications from select users
  • Full landscape support (fully configurable)
  • Improved gesture support
  • Drafts management
  • A multiple attachment manager, hashtag picker and more
  • When you start the app you go right back to where you last were when you quit and caching makes it fast and easy to keep up with new and older tweets.

So what’s the issue? For some the 3 bucks is a huge dealbreaker. Alyssa Milano tweeted “boooooooo” which sparked more controversy.  IPhone developer Jeff LaMarche spoke out by saying 2 things, “If you don’t think it’s worth $3, don’t buy it.” and “Keep in mind we’re talking about $3 for an app that only runs on handheld devices that cost at least $200, most of which come with a $70/month service.” Game,  set, and match. It’s 3 bucks. That’s less than a tall mocha latte from Starbucks. Are there other free applications for the IPhone for twitter? Sure, but they probably don’t have all of the components of Tweetie 2. But don’t count Milano out just yet, she posted a series of tweets to defend herself.

“After booing tweetie upgrade price~ tweetie mob came after me & were so rude it turned me off to the app all together.” (sent from tweetie).

“Just downloaded tweetdeck iPhone app (free). Will test it out, if I don’t like it, I will pay 4 the tweetie upgrade.” (Sent from tweetdeck).

“Now on echofon (also free). This is the Twitter app tour 2009.”

I predict she probably will end up just buying tweetie 2 but it will take awhile since she spoke out that they were in essence ripping customers off. The IPhone has a million apps that are free, tweetie 2 just happens to not be one of them. It’s up to the developers to decide, and at the end of the day there are so many people speaking out saying that it IS worth the money, and that Milano is being cheap. I personally have a blackberry and don’t have half the free apps that IPhone users have, so I think they have no right to complain. Especially when people play the atomic fart or the million other free farting applications in random places. Better yet what about the annoy-a-teen application that plays a high pitch sound that apparently those over 25 cannot hear. My list can go on and on, but I think you get my point.

Death By Social Media?

Posted in Uncategorized by SlobberKisses on 29/09/2009
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Celebrities are the targets for a lot of things. Hate mail, stalkers, even a young teenagers lust. But recently they have become the target to a new craze, rumored deaths. Most recently it happened to Jaclyn Smith of Charlie’s Angels. Reports started leaking that she had committed suicide in Honduras. The issue? She was alive and well at her home in Los Angeles. She’s not the first, nor will she be the last. Someone took to her twitter to tweet, “Jaclyn is safe and home with her family. She is not in Honduras. It is a lie.” Where did this lie come from? It was first reported by some Latin American papers, and then notorious blogger Perez Hilton blogged about it giving it even more attention. Many stars have become victims of the hoax ranging from Tom Cruise to Jeff Goldblum. Many times the hoax is just that, a result of a bored no name trying to stur up trouble. In the case of Jaclyn Smith it was reported that her stunt double was the one to try to commit suicide and was in serious condition. These false reports and misinformation actually hurts the news. It teaches readers to wait a few days, before they believe what is reported, especially when it comes to Celebrity deaths. I mean honestly, how many days did it take  you to believe that Michael Jackson really was dead? It certainly sounded like a hoax.

Some Celebs have a greater sense of humor when it comes to be their turn to be a victim. Jeff Goldblum took to the Colbert Report to poke fun at the situation.

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BubbleTweet

Posted in Twitter,Uncategorized by SlobberKisses on 29/09/2009
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Ever wander onto someones twitter and wonder exactly what the person looks like, sounds like, talks like? Well wonder no more thanks to BubbleTweet! This page is for people who want to display a little “bubble” video on their twitter page. Just browsing around the site I found Celebrities to have short blurbs thanking their fans for checking in. The only issue is this feature is not just for Celebrities, normal people can use it too. And when I say normal people I mean 15 year old annoying girls and boys. In their short videos they prove why kids need to be put in more activities while in middle school and high school. I think this feature is a great way to shape and sharpen technology, but the public is just not intelligently using it. Take for instance Aaron Carters bubbletweet. He is on his cell phone taking calls from what I assume are his fans. He basically says, “Hi, check out my bubbletweet…. you’re on it!” Then he hangs up and goes to the next caller. I’m not convinced that this is the best way to interact with your fans, through a 5 second “hi, bye” and then hang up. I see the purpose, to get people talking. But honestly they are already talking on twitter, they are posting their thoughts for that very reason. This is an example for me of technology overload. People can Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, BubbleTweet, Youtube, and many more on top of their TV and magazine engagements. It all just seems a little too much to say the least. If wordpress had a like or dislike option similar to facebook (although facebook still has yet to develop a dislike button) I would most certainly be hitting DISLIKE.