Blog World Expo: Day 3

Just attended the session, "The new celebrity," about how social media like Twitter have impacted the lives of pop stars.

On the panel were Robin Antin of the Pussycat Dolls, rapper and record producer Jermaine Dupri (also apparently on-again boyfriend of Janet Jackson), actor Anthony Edwards, and singer Matt Goss.

Celebrity panel Blog World Expo 2009 Anthony Edwards, Jermaine Dupri, Robin Antin, Matt Goss.JPG

They maintained social networking either brings them closer to fans, takes them from national to global, or helps them publicize their causes. (Moderator: "Causes are the new black." Read my observation from Day 1.)

An Anthony Edwards lol: "I would have reconsidered making Revenge of the Nerds had I known I'd be speaking at this event."...

Anthony Edwards at Blog World Expo 2009.JPG

Edwards impressed me as working to build a large public hospital in Kenya.

Jermaine Dupri was interesting and funny but way full of himself:

  • "My life is about more than Lamborghinis, money and girls. It's about this, too."
  • "I was just a domestic god for so many years. Social networking takes me global."
  • Jermaine Dupri at Blog World Expo 2009.JPG

    After the event...

    celebrities after Blog World Expo 2009 1 Anthony Edwards, Jermaine Dupri, Matt Goss, Robin Antin.JPG

    celebrities after event 2 Blog World Expo 2009 Anthony Edwards, Robin Antin, Matt Goss, Jermaine Dupri.JPG

    Every Blog World Expo session periodically runs tweets posted in real time on its big screen (categorized by #bwe09). Note the tweet 3rd from top (click to enlarge)... :)

    Blog World Expo Tweet screen.jpg


    A rapper that is full of himself?


    Posted by: carder at October 17, 2009 3:28 PM

    Is it "twitterer" or "tweeter"?

    I don't get the appeal either.

    Please ask Anthony Edwards why he isn't building a new hospital in New Orleans. They still don't have a fully operating hospital there since Katrina hit four years ago. It seems it isn't "hip" to work for causes in United States anymore. I know that Brad Pitt has been building homes in NO, and that's great, but what about healthcare? I think it's wrong for us to ignore our own people.

    Posted by: Janet at October 17, 2009 4:04 PM

    Janet, I hear you but still must comment Edwards for attempting a good thing. That said, I don't know details. Will the hospital abort? Etc. etc.

    Posted by: Jill Stanek Author Profile Page at October 17, 2009 4:25 PM

    Hi Jill, Keep up the great work!

    Posted by: Pope Dade at October 17, 2009 5:12 PM

    Hi Jill, great work - keep up the blog! Love it!

    Posted by: Pope Dade at October 17, 2009 5:14 PM

    I agree. Edwards should be commended for his efforts! Enjoy your evening.

    Posted by: Janet at October 17, 2009 7:26 PM

    Pope Dade? MY Pope Dade leaving a comment?!

    Posted by: Jill Stanek Author Profile Page at October 18, 2009 12:33 PM