Megan Fox joins & quits Twitter after a week, ‘still hates’ social networking

Megan Fox

Social networking is a curious thing. I often find myself amazed at the strangest details that people share, such as the amazing sandwich they’re having for lunch or boring photos of random floral arrangements at restaurants. Celebrities tend to either use the hell out of Twitter and Facebook or avoid the two platforms like a career-ending plague. Like Miley Cyrus and Rihanna both loooove to overshare by way of the not-so-elusive tweet, but other famous types like Jennifer Aniston and Quentin Tarantino wouldn’t be caught dead letting people know what they are doing every moment of every day. A happy medium is someone like Alan Cumming, who uses Twitter to promote his projects but also shows off cute photos of himself wearing funky glasses or wearing a sexy kilt.

As for my own feelings on social networking, I love finding good linkage there, so I feel that Twitter and Facebook are both places that are most useful in pointing people to other places on the internet. When it’s used for other purposes, I enjoy stereotyping the two platforms by saying that Twitter is where people try very hard to convince others that they’re very clever, and Facebook is where people try very hard to convince others that they have very happy lives that are worthy of envy. My personal pet peeve? Annoying PDA from Facebook couples. Honestly, if you’re that happy about your 3rd anniversary with the most amazing husband ever, tell HIM about it. Okay, enough venting.

Megan Fox has also had it with oversharing via social networking. To be fair, she did share news of her son’s birth on Facebook, but she actually did it in a very lowkey way and three weeks after the fact, which made the announcement pretty cool. Now she’s tried her hand at Twitter, but she’s quitting after only one week. Here are the details:

Megan Fox

Megan Fox

Say it ain’t so!

Megan Fox amassed more than 250,000 Twitter followers since joining the social networking site Jan. 3 — but despite her popularity, the actress is planning to deactivate her account.

The Friends With Kids actress, 26, made the announcement in a Jan. 10 Facebook post addressed to her 33 million subscribers. “Some of you may or may not have noticed by now that my Twitter account has been shut down,” Fox wrote. “I thought that 2013 might be the year that I finally blossomed into a social networking butterfly, but as it turns out, I still hate it.”

Fox added, “Love you guys but I will just never be that girl. Facebook is as much as I can handle. I’m sorry.”

During her short-lived stint on Twitter, Brian Austin Green’s wife promoted her latest movie, This Is 40, showed off her Star Wars memorabilia and cheered on the Los Angeles Lakers. She also tweeted a funny picture from her childhood, featuring herself and her parents dressed up in “Wild West” attire.

[From Us Weekly]

Even though Megan’s account is still technically active, it sounds like she’ll be shutting down camp pretty soon. So Megan’s fans will have to deal with her not sharing the most trivial details of her life on Twitter. I’m sure they’ll be fine since there are plenty of other celebs willing to fill in the TMI gaps. Perhaps Megan could start looking for a substitute New Year’s resolution — such as never to make this “kissy face” pose on the red carpet ever again.

Megan Fox

Megan Fox

Photos courtesy of WENN

 

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29 Responses to “Megan Fox joins & quits Twitter after a week, ‘still hates’ social networking”

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  1. Christina says:

    Don’t worry Megan, it’s not just you. Some of us have yet to discern what YOUR purpose is. What IS the point of Megan Fox?

  2. magda says:

    I have Twitter accout for a few years and I have maybe 2posts? don’t understand the purpose either.

    • Rhea says:

      IKR? I live abroad so my sister pushed me in to signing up to twitter saying that way we could be more up to date with each other and after 3 to four posts, I closed the account. I just don’t see the point in broadcasting what I’m doing or what’s on my mind for every second. :D

  3. GoodCapon says:

    I’ve never joined Twitter-perhaps never will- but I do enjoy lurking in some celebrity accounts. My favorite non-celebrity user though is sixthformpoet: very smart and witty user.

    Does anybody know how celebrities verify their accounts and get that blue check mark? I’ve always been curious how that verification process goes.

  4. Eleonor says:

    I am on Fb, and I use it to stay connected with people who live far from me. I’ve met some old friends and it’s really nice. I don’t like twitter, I don’t get the point.

  5. Nicolette says:

    I agree with her. Not on FB or Twitter, and don’t want to be. I don’t get it either, and just about everyone I know is on FB. It’s not for me.

  6. Ms Kay says:

    Well I’ll be damned… I do have a twitter account and it may have its purpose such as PR and promote work but hindsight I actually agree with Megan Fox on this!

    I miss the letters correspondences and sit with a friend in a little café and chat without a smartphone around to interrupt us and check it more than being into what the other friend sitting across the table is telling you…

  7. megs says:

    Some people find their place on Twitter other’s don’t.
    I got a Twitter account 4 years. One day I followed a person that had my weird sense of humor. Then I began to follow more people like that. Now I love Twitter. I don’t share personal details of my life. Twitter is what you make of it. You can pick an interest of yours that you enjoy talking about, like celebrity gossip and follow other people that tweet about that stuff. Then you end up building a small “community” of people who you enjoy engaging with. I don’t follow celebrities, businesses, and I don’t follow anyone I actually know LOL. Twitter is very cliquey.

    • Justyna says:

      +1 I have a Twitter account but I don’t share, I got it to follow some interesting people. I will never understand why anyone would post a picture of their dinner or a bikini picture but many people, including the famous ones, luckily never do that. My main interest is music and I follow mostly musicians and some music blogs because it’s the easiest and fastest way to discover new bands and new albums all in one place (other than last.fm). Artists I already like post links to their favourite songs, bands and inspirations and that often leads to discovering even better music. TMI Tweets usually lead to unfollowing. My real life Facebook friends (or rather former school-mates and co-workers), on the other hand are sometimes more annoying and too oversharing than any celeb could ever be.

  8. The Original Mia says:

    Okay…bye.

    I like Twitter, moreso than FB. Each his own.

  9. Cyndie says:

    @munachiorji hahahaha. Twitter is cool. Xtracool.

  10. DogGirl says:

    I am on FB but not Twitter but considering quitting FB because I think it makes me a lazy friend. Most of the people that actively post are not my close friends yet I justify that I am “keeping up with them” by checking FB every day instead of personal contact.

    And I totally agree with Bedhead about the PDA between FB couples. It is nauseating and a little pathetic.

  11. bns says:

    Celebrities shouldn’t social network anyway. It always ends up being embarrassing.

  12. Mouse says:

    I’m not on twitter myself but I would think having actual friends to share your info with is the point of social networking, Megan. Do you actually have any? That’s what I thought.

  13. Memphis says:

    Twitters a fun place to visit but I can’t hang there for long…my life just isn’t interesting enough for social media I guess. :)

  14. Evelyn says:

    TWITTER: #WhatIsThePoint
    I thought that was so perfect. I hate social networking, I deleted my Facebook a couple years ago and I feel anxious when I think about getting a new one. It’s just too much! I’d rather meet people than have a spreadsheet on them

  15. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    ‘It’s’ shoots and leaves.
    A good marketing strategy?

  16. EscapedConvent says:

    Do I understand that Megan Fox got 250,000 followers in *one* week?! And 33 million subscribers? Wow! That sounds like a rather popular person to me.

    Is that normal for a celebrity? I can’t get over those numbers!

  17. dcypher1 says:

    Im with megan on this subject. I hate social networking too. I dont have an account on any s.n. Sites. I think its lame its for teens and people who promote things for buisness purposes.

  18. Meganne says:

    I definitely see her point. Twitter is pretty dumb. It took me forever to even get a FB.

  19. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    So how come I keep getting branded as something of a luddite for not engaging in the social media universe?

  20. Tara says:

    Interesting… This makes me kind of love her. Had no idea she was so sensible. Plus I love the dress she’s wearing in the first pic.

  21. taylor says:

    Twitter is way better then facebook, but as somebody else said to each their own. If I was a celeb I would never do it, because unfortunately, it tends to bring out the negative (a lot like tabloid blogs) and gives an avenue for people to post ugly comments to them. Who needs or wants that?

    But for the average person, it isn’t about posting things about your life, who cares? It is about a resource to gather information quickly, when a major news story breaks, or when you want to follow information that interests you, whether it is music related or film related, or whatever the hobby may be.

  22. Jill says:

    Go volunteer or something. Then you might find your purpose.

    She is beautiful but man those clubbed thumbs kill me. I guess even the most beautiful have the darndest flaws.