Everyone loves a good app and celebrities are no different to the rest of us. Even the normal guy who sells timber decking in Melbourne almost certainly uses the same apps as Kylie Minogue. The main difference is that celebrities are invariably pictured with a mobile phone in one hand and a designer handbag in the other. Of course some celebrities are more in tune with the mobile world than others. They recognize the promotional value of keeping in touch with fans on social networking sites such as Twitter. Indeed some celebrities are more than happy to chat, exchange pictures, or even agree to dates when they receive a request from a particularly keen Twitter fan (Melanie Sykes is a good example of this). So what apps are celebrities most likely to have downloaded on to their iPhone, Android, or Blackberry?
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Most celebrities cannot resist posting the ubiquitous ‘selfie’ on sites such as Instagram. Indeed, some celebrities seem to spend every waking moment taking self portraits while wearing skimpy outfits or posing on a tropical beach somewhere. Not that their legions of fans are complaining.
We’ve all been there: a so-called friend uploads a photo on Facebook that includes you and helpfully tags it so everyone and their dog can see it. You go online to check it out and immediately die a thousand deaths when you realize that not only were you wearing a hideous outfit, but you also had a huge zit on your chin. Naturally celebrities can’t afford to have really bad photos appearing on social networking sites that show them in an unflattering light. Just think about the hilarity that ensued when unflattering pictures of Beyoncé appeared online after she played live at the Super bowl earlier this year. If only the pictures had been touched up with the Photo Editor App first… If they had, the results might have been a lot less scary.
Celebrities love the Twitter-sphere. The more Twitter followers they have, the more popular they are perceived to be. Most of them send out regular tweets to keep their fans up to date with the minute of their daily lives. At least it would appear as if they do. It is highly likely that at least some of them do not administer their own Twitter account—rather an employee writes the tweets and posts them online.
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What better way of checking out your latest music video or movie trailer than downloading the YouTube app and watching it online? All celebrities like to admire themselves. So it stands to reason that the YouTube app is likely to be a valuable addition to their smartphone or tablet.
Being in the public eye is all part and parcel of becoming a celebrity. A-list celebrities tend to do their best to stay out of the public eye unless they are promoting a new movie or album release whereas Z-list celebrities will do anything to garner media attention. However, not all publicity is good publicity, so if there is a fair chance you were ‘papped’ falling out of a nightclub with someone else’s wife or husband, it is a good idea to keep a few tabloid apps on your smartphone. At least you can check if the photos they took are flattering before your home is under siege from the rest of the tabloid press.
Gary Wellback is renowned for his timber decking in Melbourne. A tech geek, he keeps himself updated with the latest advancements in technology and also utilizes it to great effect in his work related activities.