Do celebrities read every Tweet from people Tweeting @ them?
by Alan Chenkin, Learned about celebrities reading magazines at the supermarket checkout
Yes and no. If tweets are a numbers game, no celebrity of note can possibly read all their tweets.
Many celebrities use human and automated assistants, and do personally answer some tweets (don’t count on it happening regularly, though). It is not uncommon to find some people posing as celebrities and tweeting as them, but they are frequently removed from Twitter.
This practice is not unique to Twitter; many bad actors have made accounts in famous peoples names, sometimes in misguided adoration, or to pretend they have some connection to the targeted celebrity. Legitimate websites have many issues with this, and celebrities who have not copyrighted their names can have legal issues with removing these frauds. These bogus accounts frequently con people out of real money (Article from UK Daily Mail will open in new window). This is a reason to be especially vigilant on the internet.
Many celebrities use their twitter accounts to broadcast their message, announce ticket sales, build their “Brand”, and endorse causes. Reading tens of thousands of twitter responses on a daily basis? I hope not….when would they have time to rehearse, or perform?