Yeah it’s silly and all but I absolutely LOVE how Twitter can connect you directly with the famous and the used-to-be famous.
Like Matsuno Arimi.
She is/was my fave member of the late, great idol group ribbon* (1989-1994). Arimi discovered Twitter several months ago and uses it to really good effect in conjunction with her blog. One of her recurring topics is her English Language class so I never hesitate to reply to her Tweets in simple English.
Once in a blue moon, she actually replies:
Yes, I have marked this as a Favorite Tweet. And I hope she has a really good time out this weekend.
* Yeah it’s lazy and irresponsible to always link to my friend’s remembrance of ribbon. But it’s so readable and accurate (pinning down exactly when I became hooked) that I’m more willing to share his perspective rather than create one of my own. Maybe one day…