Twitter is latest of hot web 2.0 websites that celebrities have discovered and exploited for self promotion. Lord knows, they need another outlet to rub in our faces how much our lives suck versus theirs, right? While some celebrities still have yet to join the cult, others can't handle the stress of sending short, mundane updates to their fans. These nine celebs seem to have quit Twitter, and left their many fans in the dark.
9 - Summer Glau- Quit July 28, 2008
Summer Glau is one of the many darlings of the sci-fi world. With her roles in Serenity, Firefly, and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, nerds have been fantasizing about her since she was a young girl. She started tweeting back in April of 2008 with geeky tweets like, "Spoiler alert! I am the twelfth Cylon model" and "I know I should post more often, but between the acting thing and the covert assassinations, there just isn't time." With the long working hours of an hour-long weekly drama, we're sure that she wanted to spend her down time with people she cared about. With Terminator now cancelled, perhaps Summer can devote some time to keeping fans abreast of her next move.
8- Seth MacFarlane- Quit April 22, 2009
For some reason, it makes no sense to us that Seth McFarlane's first tweet would be his last. He seems like he would be part of the ironically hip nerdclub. But, alas, the above post is all he has to offer to the Tweet Gods. It reminds me of the time... eh, nevermind.
7- Judd Apatow- Quit December 1, 2008
You all can thank Judd Apatow for bringing your favorite pothead/slacker movies to the silver screen. With hits like Pineapple Express and Superbad, his resume reads like a film companion to our miserably awkward lives. His one and only tweetmakes it clear to us that in order to achieve his success, you can't fuck around on a site like Twitter all day. 'Nuff said.
6- Nelly Furtado- Quit April 16, 2009
Who would've thought that there were so many fake Nelly Furtados? We'll assume that this one is real because she is following her father, Jose Alfonso Furtado (also known as Antonio Jose Furtado). Miss Furtado has been a busy bee since her first and only tweet in March. She's been touring and she's got a four-year old daughter to chase after. We also assume that she's stil trying to figure out how Twitter works.
5- Joe Biden- Quit August 13, 2008
Barack Obama has already proven himself the most Web-savv President of all time, keeping his constituents updated via YouTube, Facebook, and even Twitter. Too bad his VP didn't get the memo. Joe Biden seemed to latch onto the social network during the entirety of his presidential primary, even updating after dropping out of the race in January. Once he secured the VP nomination in August, he dropped the social networking site like a hot potato. Either that or he's really proud of that "Best of Congress" award.