Adam Lambert Cautions Against Drunk Tweeting
2:15 PM PST 2/12/2011 by Annie Yuan
The "American Idol" runner-up addresses the pros and cons of Twitter at the Grammy Social Media Rock Stars Summit.
Social media is a double-edged sword for celebrities, something Adam Lambert learned the hard way.
The American Idol runner-up said at the Grammy Social Media Rock Stars Summit Friday, "It's very educational. You get opinions, you get reviews… you also get a lot of crap," he said about lurking on the site and reading other people's tweets about him. "I think it's a platform for anything, and that's what I like about it." He added that he enjoys the sense of rumor control the social media site gives him, but admitted that it has also gotten him in trouble, "especially after a couple of drinks." "Drunk tweeting is not good," he warned, saying that it has put him in situations where he realized a tweet was offensive after he posted it. "You have to be careful, because it is a broadcast, and newspapers will quote you from your tweets." The glam rocker has become known for his extended Twitter rants, which have criticized everything from MTV's Teen Mom to people who accuse him of copying other artists. Lambert was one of several notable media figures at the pre-Grammy event. Other attendees included rapper Chamillionaire, Facebook director of platform product marketing Ethan Beard, Foursquare co-founder Naveen Selvadurai and Pandora founder Tim Westergren. Former MTV News anchor John Norris hosted the panel.
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