If you know anything at all about Twitter, you will know that many celebrities from Hollywood and beyond have opened up accounts so they can tweet to their followers.
However, the number of celebrities using the site has dropped by one this week. Alec Baldwin, star of “30 Rock” among other programmes and films, has deactivated his account after getting involved in a row with American Airlines. According to reports that hit the internet a few days previously, Baldwin was asked to leave the plane because he was still using his mobile phone.
He tweeted about the event on his Twitter account and even though he calmed down after a short period of time, he went on to ask all his followers to “unfollow” him. This is the term used when you want to stop following someone on Twitter. He asked people to do it at a specific time, after which his account was deactivated. It cannot now be accessed if you search for it on Twitter, although some of his older tweets can be found via the Google cache. Ironically, the airline responded to his comments by using Facebook rather than Twitter.
It remains to be seen whether Mr Baldwin will open up another Twitter account once he has calmed down. Nevertheless, for now it stands as an example of what can happen when celebrities build up a huge Twitter following. Sometimes those tweets can go one tweet too far.