#FollowFriday – @nathanfillion: actor, browncoat, funny guy, scoundrel.

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor on April 16, 2010 · 1 comment

in Follow Friday

This week we have a celebrity for FollowFriday: @nathanfillion.  This is the real Nathan Fillion, actor and star of Firefly, Serenity, and Castle.  Now, if you’re a fan of any of these shows, I expect that you’ve probably already looked Nathan up for yourself and are already following him.  If so, you know how entertaining his tweets are.

If you haven’t been following @nathanfillion thus far, here is what you can expect. This is Nathan’s personal twitter stream.  As you’d expect, he talks a reasonable amount about the projects he is currently working, the people that he meets in the course of those projects, and how he feels about them.  He’s normally an upbeat guy, so most of this is pretty positive.  He has also TwitPiced some great behind the scenes pictures that I doubt you’ll see anywhere else.  Unless they stole them from him.  And he links to other celebrities he meets and works with. So if you’re interested in following Hollywood and celebrities, this is a draw.

Nathan also has a wicked sense of humor and will frequently drop in wry comments and puns.  For me, this alone would be a reason to follow him.  Above all, Nathan’s tweets are entertaining.  His sense of humor may be a tad dry for some, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen him be caustic or go for humor at someone else’s expense.

Now, if you’re hoping for a celebrity to follow you, or respond to your tweets, you probably won’t be very happy.  He actually does a good job of managing his celebrity.  While he doesn’t appear to give many @replies to fans, it is often clear in his responses that he does read what fans have to say.  And he will ReTweet the occasional witty comment from a fan.  But remember there is only one of him, and hundreds of thousands of us.  There is no way he can give everyone personal attention.

Next week I’ll be picking someone a little closer to home, and it is quite likely that will end up being a friend with protected tweets, which probably won’t be great for those who aren’t already following that person.  But maybe if you ask nice, they’ll let you in.  Twitter is after all about networking and making new connections.  Until then, have a good one!

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