Arnold Schwarzenegger has a Twitter like just about everyone else in the world. But Arnold Schwarzenegger used his Twitter yesterday to assure people that Schwarzenegger didn’t crash land after his jet got in trouble. Schwarzenegger’s jet had to make an emergency landing at Van Nuys, but when things turned out okay, the Governor quickly Twittered about it. As such, Arnold Schwarzenegger and his Twitter are overshadowing the fact that his jet needed an emergency landing to begin with.
Before Arnold Schwarzenegger could get back on Twitter, his jet reportedly had smoke coming from the cockpit panel. No fire was immediately detected, but Schwarzenegger’s plane couldn’t land at Santa Monica as planned. It had to be diverted to Van Nuys 10 minutes before his regularly scheduled landing.
No injuries were reported, and fire crews helped make sure the jet was not damaged. Schwarzenegger, who was getting home after making a speech in Mendota about the California drought, was able to get to his Santa Monica home as planned.
Afterwards, the Governor updated his Twitter page to update his many followers. The message called the ordeal “A little adventure” and that “All’s ok, though.” He also posted a picture of the jet once it got on the tarmac.
Unlike many celebrity/political Twitter pages, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s has perfect English and sentence structure – which is ironic given Schwarzenegger’s endlessly mocked speaking voice.
Arnold Schwarzenegger finds time to Twitter despite everything else he has on his plate. California is nearly bankrupt, unemployment is on the rise, and now there are even drought worries. With all that bad luck in his second term in office, his jet having to make an emergency landing was about the least of his problems by comparison.
Nevertheless, his Twitter update continues a whirlwind week of stories involving the infamous social network. After Twitter had all kinds of news buzz earlier this year, the site seemed to have jumped the shark, as talk of Twitter died down in recent weeks. With Apple putting out new versions of the iPhone this week, Twitter looked to be in the background of Internet talk.
But in the last week, Twitter has been making more headlines than ever, with Iranians using it to get word out about their political turmoil. Lindsey Lohan also made a stir with a semi-nude photo on her Twitter page, along with accusations that someone hacked into her page to Tweet about Justin Timberlake at a club.
Now, Schwarzenegger’s Twitter after his emergency landing has added on to the second wave of Twitter-mania.
Gov. Schwarzenegger (Schwarzenegger) on Twitter- twitter.com/Schwarzenegger
UPI.com- “Schwarzenegger jet makes quick landing” www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/06/20/Schwarzenegger-jet-makes-quick-landing/UPI-83831245509172/
Everything PR- “Twitter and Journalistic Decline” www.pamil-visions.net/twitterjournalistic-decline/22313/