Madeleine Albright is on Twitter, and at 76, it's not too late. Tweeted the 64th United States Secretary of State, on Sept. 23, 2013, "First of 3 female SecState's - last to join Twitter. Better late than never!" With the tweet, Albright included a pic of her in a blue dress and pearls, tweeting with her iPhone. She also gave us a close-up of the pin she wore, one that includes a yellow bird with the word "Tweet."
Albright, the first woman to become the United States Secretary of State, joins a long list of actresses, singers, sports figures and politicians who know that Twitter is powerful social media, at any age. "People want to know about celebrities as people," said Shaquille O’Neal’s media consultant, Kathleen Hessert, in 2009, "Those celebrities willing to share and do it authentically, those are the people who are going to engage fans in a way that builds their brand and perpetuates sponsors, and creates a kind of affinity that’s hard to beat."
Although Madeleine Albright and her Twitter presence is new, as of this writing, Albright has already acquired more than 17,000 followers. With so many actresses, singers, sports figures and politicians already on Twitter, it seems Albright doesn't want to be left behind.
Now let's hope Madeleine doesn't tweet something she'll regret. Anthony Weiner made one of the most costly Twitter mistakes of all by posting semi-naked pics. However, you don't have to go that far to get the Twitterverse up in arms. Say the wrong thing, and it will make headlines.
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