[Guest post by Lee Stranahan]
Gennette Cordova is the woman who received the photo from the Twitter account of Rep. Anthony Weiner, as reported by Big Government – who has been leaving out the woman’s name. According to research from the blog Iconic Surrealism, she is a student at a college in Washington State, where she writes for the paper. (He also shows a reference to Ms. Cordova calling Rep. Weiner ‘her boyfriend’)
Given how part of this revolves around Twitter, this part of a March article by Ms. Cordova is interesting.
Access to the Stars
If you’re like me, then you’re someone who is guilty of caring about what goes on in the life and minds of celebrities. When people are really famous, chances are they do not have a personal Facebook page that fans have access to; most celebrities use a fan page that is usually managed by someone else. In contrast, Twitter has thousands and thousands of verified, personal, celebrity accounts. The reason being, Facebook is a private social network, while Twitter is essentially an online environment for public news dissemination. Celebs can give their fans access to their tweets without the burden of being every fan’s “friend.”
So, perhaps you’re interested in what political and religious figures have to say, like Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) or the Dalai Lama (@DalaiLama). Or, maybe you’re someone who would want to follow mega-stars like Lebron James (@KingJames) and Snooki (@sn00ki). There are Academy award-winning actors, Olympic gold-medalists, authors, politicians, and comedians; even Jesus Christ has a Twitter (though I’m not sure if it’s been verified). If there was ever a famous person whose brain you wanted to pick, chances are you can find them on Twitter.
– Lee Stranahan