Are Celebs Tiring of Twitter?

Not that one person represents a trend but pop star Miley Cyrus has quit Twitter.

Yup, the 16-year-old’s account has been deleted, leaving her 1.1 million followers clearly disappointed about no longer being able to receive 140-character (or less) updates about her life as a singer and actress.

The question is whether Miley’s disappearing act is a sign of the times? Is it an indication that celebrities are tired of Twitter? After all, it takes a lot of work to  provide updates on what you’re doing and thinking to an audience hungry for each bit of info.

If I was a betting man, the next high-profile celebrity to toss aside Twitter may be Oprah Winfrey, who updates so infrequently, she might as well not update at all.

Since her high-profile introduce to Twitter earlier this year, Oprah had written a whopping 71 updates.

For more on Miley’s decamping from Twitter, check out this Reuters story.

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  1. Posted November 16, 2009 at 7:45 am | Permalink

    I think celebrities that can't handle a lot of scandal eventually give up on twitter. PR teams would have to control the flow of such tweets if they thought their clients was too volatile for twitter. That's why the publicist should handle the twitter movements of a celebrity. My only exception is maybe creating a course for nouveau celebrities to take title 'Handling the real world, 140 characters at a time.

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