Taking a little break from politics I stumbled upon a little gem from thesmokingjacket.com. Every week their girl @kendrazager publishes “TwitPic” a weekly compilation of the sexiest twitter feeds out there (scrambles to hit follow button). This week was Tweets from Playmates. Below are some of the highlights.
@FrancescaFrigo got bored in her room and decided to take a picture of her chair in the mirror.
I’ve noticed for a long time now that Newt Gingrich seems to have a large following on Twitter despite the fact that he SUCKS at tweeting. The only time he tweets is when he is doing something really boring. Well Gawker just ran with a story after talking to one of the many aids that have jumped ship from Newts campaign.
Newt employs a variety of agencies whose sole purpose is to procure Twitter followers for people who are shallow/insecure/unpopular enough to pay for them. As you might guess, Newt is most decidedly one of the people to which these agencies cater.
About 80 percent of those accounts are inactive or are dummy accounts created by various “follow agencies,” another 10 percent are real people who are part of a network of folks who follow others back and are paying for followers themselves (Newt’s profile just happens to be a part of these networks because he uses them, although he doesn’t follow back), and the remaining 10 percent may, in fact, be real, sentient people who happen to like Newt Gingrich. If you simply scroll through his list of followers you’ll see that most of them have odd usernames and no profile photos, which has to do with the fact that they were mass generated. Pathetic, isn’t it?
Politico also published a story about how Newt manages his own twitter account which explains the boring tweets.
After years of his wife doing it finally it’s Newts turn to fake a little bit.
So apparently some overzealous fans showed up at Kim Kardashian’s home. Ok not a big deal fans do this all the time it’s why celebs have gates. Normally they just use it as a way to gain press and then move on. But not Kimmy K, she took to twitter to let everyone know just how pissed off she was.
“looks like I will be moving soon…” Really? Little over dramatic there Kimmy K?
I noticed a couple of days ago that #f—kYouWashington was being used shortly before the President’s speech Monday night – the Post says after Monday night but they are wong. It has primarily been started by Anonymous (the hacker group) so I didn’t give it much though. Then I caught and article in the New York Post about it. Apparently, #F—kYouWashington is gaining significant momentum.
Furious over the bipartisan foot-dragging on the nation’s debt crisis, the US public yesterday unleashed a massive barrage of phone calls, e-mails and even a nasty Twitter campaign, #F- -kYouWashington, to vent their fury over DC’s dithering.
The deluge was unleashed after President Obama called on Americans Monday night to phone their representatives and urge them to compromise on a deal that would raise the federal debt level and stave off the first US default in history.
Anonymous has gone as far as to claim that Twitter is preventing #F—kYouWashington from becoming a trend, most likely due to some parental guidance. And yes that is Nicolas Cage in the creepiest shot ever. Remember the IRS took all of his money so he has to do any movie that comes his way.
George Michael has been leaking information regarding the News of the World phone hacking scandal on Twitter. The police contacted him and want to interview him regarding potential information he has.
The long and short of it (so many George Michael jokes right now) is that Rebekah Brooks knew Michael and told him how the News of the World obtains their information. She said that it was the police rather than the public that gives the tabloid their tips. Michael said he could concur being no stranger to arrests himself. He claims to have witnessed cops calling newspapers after his arrests and being paid handsomely to do so.
This would be important in the ongoing investigation into the News of the Worlds illegal phone hacking. Many of the alleged illegal activities were the News of the World paying off members of the police.