April 11, 2012

USA: Betty White joins Twitter, shows whippersnappers how it's done

VANCOUVER, British Columbia / The Vancouver Sun / April 11, 2012

By Kim Kenneally, The Wrap

Actress Betty White arrives at the 'Dr. Suess' The Lorax' Los Angeles premiere at Universal Studios Hollywood on February 19, 2012 in Universal City, California. Photograph: Jason Merritt, Getty Images

Betty White has just raised the average age of the Twitter community considerably.

The Golden Girls icon, who turned 90 years young in January, launched her official Twitter account Tuesday, offering an adoring public a glimpse into the still-spry actress' fertile mind, 140 characters at a time.

The actress's maiden tweet was a typical bit of witticism (or is that White-icism?) designed to enchant and delight the masses.

"Hello Twitter! And they said it would never happen. Oh wait, that was me," White cracked.
White's second tweet, about 45 minutes later, was more mercenary than whimsical, consisting of a plug for her geriatric hidden-camera show, "Betty White's Off Their Rockers."

"My new show 'Betty White's Off Their Rockers' airs 8 PM tomorrow on NBC... I'm new at this... ;)," White wrote.

New, and yet already so, so savvy at it, apparently...

Welcome to the Twitterverse, Ms. White. Just take a lesson from Anthony Weiner and remember that tweeting racy photos is probably not a wise idea.

Also read Betty White: I don't feel this age

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