The Twitter account surrounding Angelina Jolie’s right leg at the Oscars, @AngiesRightLeg, has become an overnight sensation, amassing 47,465 followers to date [correct at the time of writing]. But beyond that, what has been even more surprising to me, is that the spoof account has made the news of many major online and offline news publications. I am genuinely baffled as to why this is such big news. Here are some examples of some respected publications covering the story:
Angelina Jolie’s Pose Has Legs On Twitter – Sky News
There has to be more newsworthy items then this, surely?
In my view, the quality of conversation that such a spoof Twitter account can share is surely likely to be limited. Read More…