James Franco: Social media is over
April 4th, 2011
12:39 PM ET

James Franco: Social media is over

He may be everywhere these days, but good luck finding James Franco on Twitter.

The outspoken actor, who has had an account on the social networking site since February, suddenly went missing on April 1.

"Social media is over. Still up there. Going down. You heard it here first," the Oscar nominee told Politico at a Washington, D.C. event that same day.

Franco, who apparently has now made his once very public account private, said he plans to scale back on his tweets, and is starting to rethink his writing.

"My thought was, 'This is my Twitter. I can do whatever I want,'" said Franco, whose previous posts included homemade videos as well as photos of himself covered in cats. "But certain companies I work with contacted me about what I was saying."

Will you miss Franco's tweets?


soundoff (177 Responses)
  1. Social Media Marketing

    Yes now a days so many actors have accounts in Social Media.Media is Rocking

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    Stephen

    Social Media Marketing

    July 24, 2011 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
  2. Richard Allen

    James is a cool cat. Gotta bow sometimes to the people who pay your bills though. Go make a few million, finish out your contract and then tweet till you die.

    April 5, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  3. fidofido

    He is right, but only for celebrities because we are tired of them speaking. Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with people for normal people

    April 5, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jon

    Because James Franco is so influential.

    April 5, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. RL Montoya

    QUESTION: "Will you miss Franco's tweets?"

    ANSWER: I'll miss his tweets like the Jews miss Hitler

    April 5, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mitch

    Twitter is one of the biggest wastes of time that I've ever seen. So many of my friends, coworkers and acquaintances spend way too much time each day staring at their monitors and cell phones as if hypnotized by the constant string of tweets from athletes, celebs and other people who frankly don't matter that much at all. I could understand it if people used the service to communicate with their friends and family, but the bulk of it is celebrity tweeting.

    Me? I'd rather talk to my friends, read a book or go for a walk than read the latest tweet from some famous person who I don't know and never will.

    That being said, I doubt that it's over, too many people are glued to it. I totally support Franco deciding to keep his life private; the private lives of famous people are theirs. Why anyone would want to know about them at all is a mystery to me. All I need to know about a celebrity is this: do I find their work entertaining? If yes, then I watch their movies/shows or listen to their music. If no, then I basically ignore them, because they don't matter. At all.

    April 5, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  7. shelby

    I saw part of the oscars and it wasn't that bad. He is a great actor has no one seen Milk? So what if he wants to keep his private life his own business? That's his choice!

    April 5, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Karen

    Name-Get Real must be living in a hole somewhere. If he/she is that unaware, probably for the best. As to Franco, he's very talented and not a publicity hound which I like. As to Twitter, been there, done that. It's frustrating to be limited to 140 characters, including any link you post. I've over it too.

    April 5, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Uh huh

    I think he's confusing social media with his career.

    April 5, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Cuso

    I never opened a twitter account I don't really need to know what someone is thinking every moment of the day. And it would be kind of embarrassing to have probably only my mom and my wife as followers.

    April 5, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  11. MARK JENKINS

    James Franco, Social Media is Over
    Social Media: JAMES FRANCO IS OVER!!!!

    April 5, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  12. alex

    He's currently pursuing a PhD at yale, teaching, and getting a simultanous degree from NYU – alongside his acting jobs – he's hardly stupid. If anything, he is pretty damn impressive.

    April 5, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  13. Waldo

    Where's Waldo? He iz currently pounding his butt buddy in da pooper! When he not be surfin on http://www.manboylove.com, Waldo iz lookin for dudes at da local gay night club.

    April 5, 2011 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  14. The Hawk

    I spend most of my time online trollin for dudes. I am like, totally into da butt pirates that be rockin more than 6"! Any ho-mos wanna hook up? Let's get down and do some pluggin!

    April 5, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  15. Dennnis

    After phoning in his performance at the Oscars James Franco got a lot of negative
    tweets. This boy has thin skin, he’s running away from all the hurtful comments.
    He will be back as soon as his next positive review.

    April 5, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  16. @you all suck

    You suk da schlong! You be a pillow biter! You love to schlob da knob. You be into fudge packin. You iz a major ho-mo!!

    April 5, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  17. Martin

    This is really important. Actors are better than most of us. vivalastool.com

    April 5, 2011 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  18. you all suck

    social media is only meaningful in countries where people have to protest to get their democratic rights while putting their lives at risk. In the West we tweet and post about our headaches, our sniffles, our annoyances, our vapid happiness and our children who are no where near as gifted as we promote them online to be. Americanized social media is in fact a joke, it proves how far from relevant our country has become and most of all, it shows just how spoiled Americans and the west can be.

    April 5, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  19. The_Hawk

    So Waldo, anyone who just posts online should get a life, so you post online about it.

    Ironic, meet Moronic.

    April 5, 2011 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  20. Doesn't matter

    Social media has no value, complete waste of time. What about the value of social media and the Eygpt revolution you say? That's the media's job, to report the news, but they haven't done that in years. If you have a twitter account..... Newsflash nobody cares ( or at least should care) what your doing. GET A LIFE

    April 5, 2011 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  21. waldo

    this is why americans are so over weight ..all we do is tweet and eat and eat and face book and eat and myspace and eat and eat and eat and tweet....gees go play with your kids ,drow a ball or kick it I don't give a ratssss,just do something....underpaid teachers are tierd of rasing your kids......

    April 5, 2011 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  22. Tanisha

    For all of you commenting about how he's a nobody...google him. He's actually very talented and extremely smart. "He moved to New York to simultaneously attend graduate school at Columbia University's MFA writing program, New York University's Tisch School of the Arts for filmmaking,[82][83][84][85] and Brooklyn College for fiction writing,[79] while occasionally commuting to North Carolina's Warren Wilson College for poetry.He received his MFA from Columbia in 2010.Franco is a Ph.D. student in English at Yale University" also received his undergrad from UCLA. Take it how you will but the man is no idiot.

    April 5, 2011 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  23. waldo

    The only ones missing this guy is the over weight hens in this comment post...lol

    April 5, 2011 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  24. ITR

    Who?

    April 5, 2011 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  25. Donovan

    I just cancelled my Twitter account. But that is mainly because I had no idea why I got it in the first place

    April 5, 2011 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  26. Get It Right

    James Franco wasnt 'Milk'. That was Sean Penn. Jesus! One person says something (that isnt even correct) and you fools/idiots run with it like its the Gods honest truth.

    April 5, 2011 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  27. Back To Reality

    Somewhere, Facebook and Twitter accountants are rolling on the floor laughing hysterically at Franco's observation.

    April 5, 2011 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
  28. krisoh

    Hey get over yourself buddy. You're not that interesting.

    April 5, 2011 at 7:08 am | Report abuse |
  29. bite me

    Those of you that thrive on picking on other people are immature! James Franco is human. One miss-hap is not going to ruin his career. Kanye West was a jerk to Taylor Swift on national television and his career isn't over. You guys are like a hungry pack of wolves that feed on the weak. Get over yourselves!

    April 5, 2011 at 6:49 am | Report abuse |
  30. IndyTom

    His career is dead too.

    April 5, 2011 at 6:44 am | Report abuse |
  31. Rrrralph

    This is a news story? As we witness journalism's final gasp, I wonder how long it will be until the main headline of the day is "James Franco: Bubble Gum is In!"

    April 5, 2011 at 5:13 am | Report abuse |
  32. De_Chad

    Go for it James, be one of the normals. Twitter is a waste of energy. Post too much, the media will dig in and find a fault, post too little and the "fans" complain. Absolute BS.

    April 5, 2011 at 5:11 am | Report abuse |
  33. Rrrralph

    The existence of this article proves that [redacted].

    April 5, 2011 at 5:09 am | Report abuse |
  34. The Balkan

    Franco is my long lost son. Take that, Sonny Corinthos!

    April 5, 2011 at 4:36 am | Report abuse |
  35. cubby da man

    oh dear sweet clueless cubby doll I love the poem but im afraid i am not nearly Large enough for you. you have made it very clear you prefer the big Girls going to cry myself to sleep now.......

    April 5, 2011 at 4:34 am | Report abuse |
  36. cubby's no 1 fan

    I just want to know if she's hot or not! Each time I write up a little rhyme, she gets all bothered but spends the time...to read my schthick and reply with sarcasm, but I know that she be thinkin' orgasm. I'm not the teenie she wants me to be...but when we hook up she will soon see. I got da package that she be lovin, I be rockin her world with da glovin!! -Cubby

    April 5, 2011 at 3:29 am | Report abuse |
  37. Rachel

    Oh no!!!!!! JAMESSSSSSSSSS!!!! NOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

    April 5, 2011 at 3:20 am | Report abuse |
  38. JJCR

    No, Franco, you're over. I've never seen a more talented actor cram himself up his own a$$ so fast. He is now in the Tom Cruise and John Mayer category.

    April 5, 2011 at 3:14 am | Report abuse |
  39. PABLO TACO HISPANOLA BURRITO BEANS COCAINE BURRO

    EVERYONE KNOWS BLACK PEOPLE DONT USE TWITTER UNLESS IT IS TO TALK ABOUT THEIR LIPS

    April 5, 2011 at 3:10 am | Report abuse |
  40. Good show

    Social networks have gone too far in my estimation. Who cares what one person does and the other does not. People got along very well before the Networks came on the scene.
    I can take it or leave it. The latter much more so.

    April 5, 2011 at 3:09 am | Report abuse |
  41. Cnic

    Brilliant, James. I can do it, too. Watch this: The age of air travel is over. You heard it here first.

    April 5, 2011 at 2:56 am | Report abuse |
  42. im in cubby heaven

    hey cubby bear love these poop posts i couldnt get through the day without them please dont ever grow up and get to mature for this your words are like poetry.....for me to poop on

    April 5, 2011 at 2:26 am | Report abuse |
  43. matt

    This article was listed beside articles about revolution and nuclear disasters....

    April 5, 2011 at 2:18 am | Report abuse |
  44. sockpuppet

    I love my sock puppets! This all started when I thought it would be cute to put a sock over my dong and take some Viagra. Then things started to get a bit stiff! Me and my "partner" put on quite a show!! I have a few different pet names for my puppets. Mr meat stick and mr disco stick. We get into duels – a type of sword fighting! When Bob put his puppet in my pooper, it was true love! We listen to Bang Tango and rock this place!! I used to do puppet shows for kids but eventually the cops put a stop to my act. The party is over!!

    April 5, 2011 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  45. harleygirl

    Who? Never heard of this guy.

    April 5, 2011 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
  46. Mr

    This is news?

    April 5, 2011 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
  47. cubby's fan

    Its all good. Bramboozle was corrected with style at 8:36pm this evening!

    April 5, 2011 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
  48. Dave Meyer

    Never seen any of his tweets, don't use twitter much. Using twitter for most people that are not awesome, is like talking to yourself in a mirror.......anyways he is playing it safe just like everyone else should...employers or perspective ones look for your online stuff to see what you are "really" about and that can cost you your job or being hired. Eff social networking, hope it dies a horrible death.

    April 5, 2011 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
  49. steve

    Freedom of speech being denied again. Is this really America? Yes it is.

    April 5, 2011 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  50. Thirt13nspade

    Wow.... I find it very funny that there is so many people out there not only bashing James Franco for speaking publicly like he did (which is allowed) but to all the people ranting on a social media type comment board about how the social network is stupid...... I hate to say it but thats very oxymoron of you! If he wishes to be private then more power to him. Stop hating and get on with your life people. Enjoy the ability to speak and hear!

    April 5, 2011 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  51. Tim

    I'm not famous, but I know people who have followings, and I don't get the appeal of Twitter at all. Who cares what 120-ish character nonsense anyone says, celebrity or otherwise? What I find pathetic, is seeing articles on CNN and other places that say "So and so Senator tweeted (fill in the blank) from the House today". What happened to real journalism, real sources and content filtering of what is worthy of being the source of an announcement, or the media that announcement is made in, let alone what's worth reporting? Twitter, like Facebook, etc., are indeed all fads and they will go away at some point. For now, they seem to be pretty popular power-houses though (though I can't find any logical reason why other than people like to involve themselves and like gadgets and trying to make themselves important or popular (none of these things happen, though people seem to try)).

    April 5, 2011 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  52. eddy

    You iz all fools and punks. I am da bomb cuz I am a gay freak!! I just need a little gay boy to pump my man goo...into da kiester! I just wanna bend him over and rock dat rump! I da fla-man butt fairy!!

    April 5, 2011 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  53. cubby is a rock star

    awww shucks......thanks cubby bear have a great day at school tomorrow and tell your mom i will see her at bridge next week!

    April 5, 2011 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  54. JimJones

    I am a flamer and love to penetrate da pooper!! I be pumpin it...just rumpin it...jumpin it...stumpin it..rockin dat chute till its raw!!

    April 5, 2011 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  55. Colin

    Actually, after his 'performance' as the Oscar co-host, his career is likely over, or at least set back many years. What a dullard.

    April 4, 2011 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Dino

    Bill Maher just said "I cant tell if this is a baby or rapper Biggie Smalls" This has nothing to do with James Franco but I just wanted to let u know what I was watching on HBO while scratching my balls and then picking my nose. SALAM ELEKUM.

    April 4, 2011 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Cubby Fan Club

    Thank you all for following me on CNN blogs, especially my number 1 fan!! I don't need Twitter or Facebook for my social media ramblings or raps....I get to interrupt the CNN comment section by poppin off! See ya!

    April 4, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Charlie Sheen

    I'll miss his yellow teeth

    Cs

    April 4, 2011 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  59. tiabear

    I never listen to the media itself. I don't take what they say with a grain of salt. Inotherwards. My own opinion. They love to be dishonest.

    April 4, 2011 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Rufus Leroy Washington

    He just said that cuz I done posted pictures of his mama gobblin' my chocolate love stick on Twitter.

    April 4, 2011 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  61. popcorn

    Wasn't Franco a pitcher for the NY METS?

    April 4, 2011 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Downward Departure

    want to know what prison is really like? check out my daily prison journal at ivebeenserved.wordpress.com and my companion site at downwarddeparture.tumblr.com

    April 4, 2011 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Hemera

    His tweets were so lame. He is definitely not a twitter expert and could not possibly have much authority on where social media is going.

    April 4, 2011 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  64. j jones

    who cares about james francos stance on social media???? there are much more important issues affecting this country right now. for instance did anyone see wendy williams on dancing with the stars? funniest sh!t ever!!!!!!!!

    April 4, 2011 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  65. fair and unbalanced

    I still think he looks great in tights. That butt!

    April 4, 2011 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Head Diva In Charge

    Yes my mummy did the truck stop tricks that's how I was born.

    April 4, 2011 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Russ

    only losers would miss his tweets.

    April 4, 2011 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  68. franco

    All of you are losers and will bow down before me and lick whatever i tell you

    April 4, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Jay Mac

    Over? It's barely started. Franco is a little fool. It's his alleged acting career that is over.

    April 4, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Dirty Socks

    He's just mad that no one wanted to give him pancakes. And he's embarrassed about how stupid he looks giving that peace sign. Can you blame him? He does look like a tool.

    April 4, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  71. cam

    dear dood dont worry about it since there is no such word as stupider you win mission accomplished!

    April 4, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Tom

    Who's James Franco?

    April 4, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  73. eileen dover

    @ Snicklefritz...I agree and he WAS nominated for Best Actor for his performance in "127 Hours!" He did a great job. I think a lot of people see someone successful and get jealous.

    April 4, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Dood

    K i wanna say something stupid.... Crud i can't think of anything stupider than what i just read. I think u yucktards just made me lose some brain cells. As far as Franco goes he was lucky to have been in freaks and geeks, otherwise he would have been an extra in spiderman. I honestly get the vibe that he's a spoiled brat from all his characters. I'd rather watch jersey shore all day sitting in a soiled diaper.

    April 4, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  75. hadabadday

    you know ..he never blamed her for his "bad " job....what he said was actualy a complement...he said she is so very energetic that next to her even the Taz devil would look droopy....he didn't blame anyone...one bad night ...gee ..like you all have never had one that you wish you could have a do over on...lighten up...besides tomorrow ol' Chuck will do something "newsworthy" and then this to will be forgotten....

    April 4, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Snicklefritz

    This guy isn't di caprio, Johnny depp or brad Pitt, but he was hilarious in pineapple express. Take him for what he is. Why do people spend so much time and energy bashing others?

    April 4, 2011 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  77. billymcd

    Who is James Franco?

    April 4, 2011 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Francoisahater facebookisaplaya

    why suggest a playhouse used by politicians and your grandmother is obsolete when egypt made it rich..aha.. Thats it. Members only playhouses like gated american community claims are the true thrill. That way the most stupid things we never hear or other behavior is insulated and sheltered. Who knew?

    April 4, 2011 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  79. WeirdMN

    Twitter replies: James Franco is so last century.

    April 4, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  80. cubby fan club president

    cubby!!! i missed you!!! how was school today? the kids in gym didnt give you too hard of a time over your a ss acne did they?

    April 4, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Super Saiyan Gojira

    James Franco is a master troll, and most of you are playing right into it.

    sogood.gif

    April 4, 2011 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Katie

    I like Franco... I just don't think he's right about social media's impending doom. Facebook has become like an ever evolving living thing... And with the move from computers to cell phones sooner than later FB will become increasingly relevant. There's really no turning back at this point...

    April 4, 2011 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Streamer

    Yeah, well, after Mr. Franco expressing his opinions of the 'Nerds' while hosting the Oscars, he might discover how hard his profession can be when the people who make him look good won't work with him anymore.

    April 4, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Bramboozle

    Bramboozle iz bettin $100 to claim I iz da only one here that couldn't get a GED cuz I wuz too stupid. I put things like "gone THREW puberty". Basic spelling and grammar tenses should have been picked up in 8th grade or sooner....you lose!! Not only am I a corn-hole wrangler, but I also love to swallow large salty goo loads!!!

    April 4, 2011 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  85. gotswagga

    wy can't ya'll just get along? tricks n priks etc..at the end of the day i am voting for jessi ventura for president, watch out world, the truth is coming!

    April 4, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  86. DD

    Nope ! Bye !

    April 4, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  87. TONI M

    As i am a rich and world famous ventriloquist i find it ofensive that you do not enjoy references to doooodie or mookiestinks. Doodie is onme of the most important elements of life. All of the buildinmg blocks of life are found in doodie. It is both magical and a gift to us all.

    April 4, 2011 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  88. the_dude

    This guy was awsome as young darth vader in the star wars series.

    April 4, 2011 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  89. The Big Lebowski

    @!! B ??: you're the same 10 year old loser that posts poop jokes while your mother turns tricks at the truckstop!

    April 4, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  90. TONI M

    he is a dooooodie toucher

    April 4, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  91. justin e

    i think he was great in the Pineapple Express movie, he was great in the 127 hours movie *or whoever many hours it was* and he was wonderful in episodes of General Hospital..back off my boy. Yes he may have been awful at the Oscars but him AND Hathaway were bad.

    April 4, 2011 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • WOW

      I agree. He's also very smart considering all of the schooling and degrees he has and will have when he's done.

      April 4, 2011 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Mike

    I actually agree with him. People are getting tired of it.
    http://www.ISeeDanger.com

    April 4, 2011 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  93. jg

    who?

    April 4, 2011 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  94. getmedinnerb!eeaatch

    mine bends where yers ends.. franko the fruitcake is trying to start a trend however he lacks star power like charlie sheen therefor his career will continue to suffer.

    April 4, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Bramboozle

    man, I hope social media is dead. it will be nice when people like y'all don't have a stage to spew all of your noise. $100 says I am the only one responding here who has gone threw puberty. Grow up.

    April 4, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Pete

    Yes, that confirms that I am a flaming fairy. Leaving the underwear at my pad?? Apparently Franco slipped da GHB in my drink and then butt slammed me with his tiny meat stick. Nothing like the monster jig-a-boo sausages I am used to!!

    April 4, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Mydixiewrecked

    Weird, it's almost like he's high or something. That can't be it.

    April 4, 2011 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  98. i rock

    twitter – the space between the tw at and chitter

    April 4, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Pete

    hey! You left your underwear at my place. Come get it anytime. And thanks again! Your awesome. I had a great time! Your the best .... Ive ever had!

    April 4, 2011 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Dwight Schrut

    Why does CNN have such a hard-on for this clown???

    April 4, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  101. The History Major

    Franco. Wasn't he the king of Spain? Not a fan.

    April 4, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Native on a Reservation

    Who?

    Didn't he bring me coffee once at waffle house?

    April 4, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  103. jack

    who? why is this half rate actor important? He's not that good people... HE ISN'T THAT GOOD!

    April 4, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Jonny

    What a DB.......

    April 4, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Kristi

    While Franco may not be funny as some of you say, he is a legend and works more than anyone out there in Hollywood. That man has more jobs than most people could deal with.

    April 4, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  106. big ben

    Who is he? Seriously, I have no idea who he is.

    April 4, 2011 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Paul

    I'm not sure I can go on. No more James Franco tweets? My life...suddenly meaningless. Goodbye, cruel world.

    April 4, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  108. rj@yahoo.com

    gjajnejt

    April 4, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Demara

    I love to follow actors whose performances and activities I enjoy. But... I don't follow anyone's tweets. That's just silly and... sort of creepy.

    April 4, 2011 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Name-Get Real

    never heard of this guy – I can wear sunglasses and be surrounded by thousands of fools too. Go back to your coffee club waiter job!

    Hey web developer – you realy need to make the response box easier fo find – I wanter to post ant reply to the fool above!

    April 4, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Whatever

      Dude, the guy has plenty of jobs, at least he isn't a random cokehead like Lohan et. al. I don't care if he tweets or not, but you can't deny his talent (Milk?)

      April 4, 2011 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Larry

    I won't miss James Franco's tweets because James Franco is an annoying tool.

    April 4, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Elle Fanning

    Maybe now he'll stop sending me friend requests on MySpace.

    April 4, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Sunshine Girl

    Oh and I forgot...Yeah noone will miss him on Twitter. Plus he needs to man up and take responsibility for his part in the failure of hosting the Oscars. Instead of blaming Hathaway. What a p*ss. Really!

    April 4, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Sunshine Girl

    Dont like Franco. Dont think he's funny either. He's about as funny as the idiots who post the boo boo comments.

    April 4, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Snarky's Machine

    Franco got it twisted; he is the one that's over. Social Media will continue on even if it bores the heck out of Franco.

    April 4, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Alex

    Facebook/Twitter – for those insecure folks who just can't get through puberty

    April 4, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  117. allie

    I like him and all, but why can't he go away as of late? Why does he need to make his opinion on EVERYTHING be known.

    April 4, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  118. really?

    Franco is a geek

    April 4, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  119. mejazzbo

    A new Nostradamus? Please tell us more... oh many jobbed one.

    April 4, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  120. nat

    Yeah o.k Franco. whatever. How about fessing up to the real reason for deleting your Twitter–like how people were giving you grief for you blaming Anne Hathaway for your crappy Oscar stint?

    April 4, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Myrna

      Absolutely agree. Mr. Franco was a total pri** on the Academy Awards. I would never watch a movie with him in it.

      April 4, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  121. timd

    Q: What's brown and stinky and was left on the piano bench?

    A: Beethoven's first movement.

    April 4, 2011 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • smarter than you

      first movement of what? do you even know what a movement is? dont be dumb. and for a composer who wrote amazing music both blind and deaf i think his music is, well, amazing.

      April 4, 2011 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • blah

      Yes. It means a bowel movement. He pooped. Get it now?

      April 5, 2011 at 2:59 am | Report abuse |
  122. The Big Lebowski

    No on cares what you think, james. S.T.F.U.!

    April 4, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  123. BCollins

    Franco who??????????

    April 4, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Grundoon

      Who is Franco? Why that would be General Elissimo Francisco Franco, of course . . . . And he's still dead. ba-da-bomp-chssssshhhh

      April 5, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  124. skarrlette

    Don't like facebook, don't use twitter, don't give a S.

    I think social media is obnoxious and those that use it have a serious mental problem.

    This country has been dumbed down to the point of no return!

    April 4, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jimbob

      I hope you realize that comments sections in websites are a form of social media...So by replying you just made yourself obnoxious...

      April 4, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tony

      Amen. Who cares about all the trivia being broadcast from those things. What a waste of electrons!

      April 4, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Warren

      Yet, you're on here. Hmmm...me thinks the poster doth protest too much.

      April 4, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jota

      "I think social media is obnoxious and those that use it have a serious mental problem."

      Absurd generalizations with no actual bearing on reality: a staple of internet social media since the first message boards were launched.

      April 4, 2011 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • sockpuppet

      so hundreds of millions of people have serious mental problems, but not you, right? When you think everyone else is crazy and you're the only sane one, you need to get a psyche evaluation

      April 5, 2011 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
    • 12-21-12

      I'm not into social media either, but sockpuppet has one hellava valid point skarrlette!

      April 5, 2011 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  125. lumen

    me too. i donmt like to play with doody. james franco seems to enjoy it though.

    April 4, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Head Diva In Charge

    Or is it ashley madison? im dumb

    April 4, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • JimJones

      You don't even know what site you have a profile on? Yes, you are dumb.

      April 4, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Head Diva In Charge

    Or is it ashley madison? geeze im stupid

    April 4, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Head Diva In Charge

    I have a profile on ashley massion but i can't get a date. why?

    April 4, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Head Diva In Charge

    You know, I followed him, and never saw his Tweets. I think scaling back isn't going to even be noticed.

    April 4, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  130. jblp

    Who is Franco? If you have not figured out how to search the internet and find out who "Franco" is then your brainpower has not progressed past infancy.

    April 4, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  131. qqjones

    Who is Franco? He must be very young (immature, which is appropriate if you are under 25).

    April 4, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Heather

      I beg your pardon – individuals under 25 are immature? How so? And who is James Franco? Well let's see...he played James Dean in the movie about his life, he was in Pineapple Express, the Spiderman movies with Toby Maguire, Tristan & Isolde, Date Night, Milk, he was just up for a Best Actor Academy Award for his role in 127 Hours, his newest film "Your Highness" is due out in theatres this week, I believe.

      April 5, 2011 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
    • ferris

      He is an actor, director, producer, screenwriter and has wrote a couple books. He has a Bachelors Degree from UCLA, received a MFA from Columbia and is currently working on his PhD at Yale. Clearly he's immature and irrelevant.

      April 5, 2011 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
    • mobrule

      these 2 obviously have a franco shrine in their mother's basement. since they're both probably virgins, they could sacrifice each other.

      April 5, 2011 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  132. ELLERY

    bowel movements r funny. that is some good comedy stuff.

    April 4, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  133. toni

    i heard he is going to be on the comedy channnel tonight discussing bowwel movements

    April 4, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  134. toni

    gross

    April 4, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Name-Get Real

      I never heard of this guy – I can wear sunglasses and be surrounded by thousands of fools too. Go back to your coffee club waiter job!

      April 4, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paige love

      That was rude and you are probably not that great either. Stupid he's the one who's famous And wat are you doing sitting down at your house doing nothing all day . Back off

      April 4, 2011 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      "That was rude and you are probably not that great either. Stupid he's the one who's famous And wat are you doing sitting down at your house doing nothing all day . Back off" You're not rude?

      April 4, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • eddy

      read the intelligent comments left under this article and then tell me social media is worth anything. the only people who give a crap about any of your opinions is you other boring fools.

      April 5, 2011 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
    • JC

      He's right, it's gone too far. We need to get back to talking to each other face to face. Also, working harder at real jobs and give up the time-suck that social media has become.

      April 5, 2011 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Tripp

      Poor Paige, did someone insult your online love? Get a life.

      April 5, 2011 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Dr. Miller

      Maybe the, "companies he works with", told him that his tweets don't make him look too bright. Wouldn't be the first actor who went, "off script", and ruined his image...

      April 5, 2011 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
    • mobrule

      omglol I better tweet this right away!

      facebook is for losers, twitter is for losers who really have nothing to say.

      April 5, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
    • E

      You idiot... James Franco is one of the world's biggest stars. HAHA I love when morons proudly proclaim, "I have no clue who that is..." Well, that's because you're a dummy under a rock and no one gives a f*** what you think... Sorry to break it to you.

      April 5, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Martin

      While you never heard of the guy, that's not a reason to judge him.

      Actually, if you never heard of the guy, why comment on the story at all?

      April 5, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • dhill

      He's right about twitter being extremely lame. However, there will always be some form of social media. A replacement for Facebook should be arriving any time now.

      April 5, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |

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