Shatner: Twitter Quitter



William Shatner surprised his Twitter following recently by announcing his departure from the social network.

But then, the next day, he changed his mind, and returned to his 1.8 million followers.

Late Wednesday, Shatner posted and said, “My Dear friends, after much deliberation I’ve made the decision to leave Twitter. It’s not an easy decision but it’s the right one for me.

“I wish you all my very best.”

Yesterday, Shatner was back, and explaining what had prompted his decision to leave and why he had returned. “Made a bad midnight decision,” he said. “Pressured by too many things on my plate. In a pique, I quit Twitter. Boy did I make a mistake.”

It might be that he got tired of some of the behaviors that one typically finds online. “Hmmm,” he said, “goading Misha and Adam, returns hours later, driven off by haters, gone Jabberwocky with that Looking Glass Chick… #absurdities”

At any rate, whatever the reason, the Shat is back, and wanted people to know that “…today is National Coconut Torte Day! And tomorrow is National Potato Chip Day! Cake and chips.”

OK then….

Source: Shatner's Twitter Feed

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  • JWPlatt

    If I were Shatner, I’d have done it to mock all the other rage quitters.

  • Daniel Ireland

    Too much cake and chips on his plate?

  • Bob

    I’m not on Twitter, nor am I a Twitter follower. To this day, I’ve yet to hear about anyone ever posting anything useful.

  • hostile_17

    I use it to follow theatre companies, keep up to updates with what they’re up to. Some people offer interesting insights into their work etc.

    Sadly, most of it is dross.

  • andygiffy

    What ever his reasons hes been very clever, look at the publicity the little move has got him!

  • JWPlatt

    That is ALWAYS his MO.

  • trekfan

    Mad cow?

  • Kang the Unbalanced

    Twats are always quick to spread the word and condemn; witness the vehement reaction to any of the Twatter outages, no matter how brief. These things aggravate my allergy to social networking.