Get your keyboards and "Follow" buttons ready -- Betty White has invaded Twitter
File this under "Things that are totally over but we're going to talk about them anyway because that's the nature of Internet journalism" if you want to. But it's Betty White. And therefore it's news. You might as well enjoy this ride on the bandwagon.
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Not that there's anything wrong with Betty White. There isn't. She is a very talented, funny and nice lady. It's just amusing the level to which this Twitter-joining feels like news. There isn't even anything earth-shattering so far in Betty White's Twitter account
. In fact there's just one tweet:
"Hello Twitter! And they said it would never happen. Oh wait, that was me."
Are you amused? Enlightened? Bored?
No matter what your emotional reaction to Betty White on Twitter
, you might as well get used to feeling that way for the next day or two. Because we here on the Internet will not shut up about it. We can't. Seriously, it's like a contractual obligation we enter into as soon as we click a "publish" button for the first time.
That's probably a good thing, because there definitely isn't enough to entertain us on the Internet if the Betty Whites of this world go away. In fact, we need more of them. Most stars just can't handle the Betty White level of fame. They crumble under the pressure, resorting to alcohol, drugs and other things that make the paparazzi sections of the Internet so very happy.
And there's just so much Betty White to go around! The woman is like 100 years old or something (we don't have to fact-check -- it's the Internet!), and she's associated with two different television shows at the same time. We get sitcom acting from Betty White on TV Land's Hot in Cleveland
, and we get silly pranking from NBC's Betty White's Off Their Rockers.
How could we not write about such a busy lady?
Even Betty White can't help writing about herself on the Internet. That's why she joined Twitter.If you didn't catch it before, you can follow Betty White on Twitter by clicking here
How do you feel about Betty White being on Twitter? Do you wish journalists and television would just shut up about Betty White already, or are you a fan of the continuous coverage? Share your comments below!(Image courtesy of NBC)