When news broke last week that Nick Offerman joined Twitter my immediate reaction was: “I’ll totally follow Nick Offerman. Love that guy. And I bet he’ll tweet like twice a week, max.”
I didn’t consciously realize it until that moment but I have a two part “Should I follow a celebrity on Twitter?” litmus test. A) Do I like that person enough for people to know I follow them? B) Do I think they’ll tweet a lot?
Wanting to avoid actually reading someone’s thoughts isn’t exactly a compelling argument for following them on Twitter. Maybe I’m on my own here (because I secretly hate Twitter) but when you stop and think about it, is any celebrity truly worth following? Do you get anything out of it? Most comedians I love rarely bring their A game. And even Kate Upton stopped blasting out party photos.
So how about we open things up for discussion? Turn this post into a sort of UPROXX public service, tapping into our collective experiences to figure out which celebrities, if any, are really worth the follow. I know I’ll take all the suggestions I can get. My “unfollow” history is like the trail of tears.
And for the sake of setting some boundaries let’s say the person in question has to be a non-journalist with a check by their name. Cool?