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?
Yes now a days so many actors have accounts in Social Media.Media is Rocking
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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.
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
Because James Franco is so influential.
QUESTION: "Will you miss Franco's tweets?"
ANSWER: I'll miss his tweets like the Jews miss Hitler
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.
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!
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.
I think he's confusing social media with his career.
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.
James Franco, Social Media is Over
Social Media: JAMES FRANCO IS OVER!!!!
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.
Dam get a day job twit
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.
I like I said ....this country is going to the pooper..
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!
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.
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!!
This is really important. Actors are better than most of us. vivalastool.com
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.
So Waldo, anyone who just posts online should get a life, so you post online about it.
Ironic, meet Moronic.
I'm at work...when I get home is all about family
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
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......
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, and Brooklyn College for fiction writing, 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.
Omg.....frickn stocker mannnnnnn
The only ones missing this guy is the over weight hens in this comment post...lol
I just cancelled my Twitter account. But that is mainly because I had no idea why I got it in the first place
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.
Somewhere, Facebook and Twitter accountants are rolling on the floor laughing hysterically at Franco's observation.
Hey get over yourself buddy. You're not that interesting.
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!
His career is dead too.
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!"
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.
The existence of this article proves that [redacted].
Franco is my long lost son. Take that, Sonny Corinthos!
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.......
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
Oh no!!!!!! JAMESSSSSSSSSS!!!! NOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!
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.
EVERYONE KNOWS BLACK PEOPLE DONT USE TWITTER UNLESS IT IS TO TALK ABOUT THEIR LIPS
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.
Brilliant, James. I can do it, too. Watch this: The age of air travel is over. You heard it here first.
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
This article was listed beside articles about revolution and nuclear disasters....
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!!
Who? Never heard of this guy.
This is news?
Its all good. Bramboozle was corrected with style at 8:36pm this evening!
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.
Freedom of speech being denied again. Is this really America? Yes it is.
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!
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)).
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!!
awww shucks......thanks cubby bear have a great day at school tomorrow and tell your mom i will see her at bridge next week!
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!!
Actually, after his 'performance' as the Oscar co-host, his career is likely over, or at least set back many years. What a dullard.
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.
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!
I'll miss his yellow teeth
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.
He just said that cuz I done posted pictures of his mama gobblin' my chocolate love stick on Twitter.
Wasn't Franco a pitcher for the NY METS?
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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.
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!!!!!!!!
I still think he looks great in tights. That butt!
Yes my mummy did the truck stop tricks that's how I was born.
only losers would miss his tweets.
All of you are losers and will bow down before me and lick whatever i tell you
Over? It's barely started. Franco is a little fool. It's his alleged acting career that is over.
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.
dear dood dont worry about it since there is no such word as stupider you win mission accomplished!
Who's James Franco?
@ 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.
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.
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....
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?
Who is James Franco?
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?
Twitter replies: James Franco is so last century.
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?
James Franco is a master troll, and most of you are playing right into it.
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...
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.
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!!!
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!
Nope ! Bye !
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.
This guy was awsome as young darth vader in the star wars series.
@!! B ??: you're the same 10 year old loser that posts poop jokes while your mother turns tricks at the truckstop!
he is a dooooodie toucher
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.
I agree. He's also very smart considering all of the schooling and degrees he has and will have when he's done.
I actually agree with him. People are getting tired of it.
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.
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.
How dare you, sir. How dare you.
$100 bucks if your IQ is higher than your age....learn to spell
Correction, it's 'through' not 'threw'...clearly you are NOT smarter than a 5th grader!
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!!
Weird, it's almost like he's high or something. That can't be it.
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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!
Why does CNN have such a hard-on for this clown???
Franco. Wasn't he the king of Spain? Not a fan.
I think you have King Ferdinand and Ferdinand Franco mixed up
@Jason, no. History is correct. Franco took over and made himself king.
Didn't he bring me coffee once at waffle house?
who? why is this half rate actor important? He's not that good people... HE ISN'T THAT GOOD!
What a DB.......
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.
Who is he? Seriously, I have no idea who he is.
GOOGLE. Seriously. Jesus.
I'm not sure I can go on. No more James Franco tweets? My life...suddenly meaningless. Goodbye, cruel world.
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.
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!
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?)
I won't miss James Franco's tweets because James Franco is an annoying tool.
Maybe now he'll stop sending me friend requests on MySpace.
Franco sends me requests on friendster. I had to ban him. So annoying.
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!
Dont like Franco. Dont think he's funny either. He's about as funny as the idiots who post the boo boo comments.
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.
Facebook/Twitter – for those insecure folks who just can't get through puberty
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.
Franco is a geek
really?, actually I thought he was a "Freak".
A new Nostradamus? Please tell us more... oh many jobbed one.
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?
Absolutely agree. Mr. Franco was a total pri** on the Academy Awards. I would never watch a movie with him in it.
Q: What's brown and stinky and was left on the piano bench?
A: Beethoven's first movement.
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.
Yes. It means a bowel movement. He pooped. Get it now?
No on cares what you think, james. S.T.F.U.!
Im sure he will here you...idiot
Who is Franco? Why that would be General Elissimo Francisco Franco, of course . . . . And he's still dead. ba-da-bomp-chssssshhhh
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!
I hope you realize that comments sections in websites are a form of social media...So by replying you just made yourself obnoxious...
Amen. Who cares about all the trivia being broadcast from those things. What a waste of electrons!
Yet, you're on here. Hmmm...me thinks the poster doth protest too much.
"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.
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
I'm not into social media either, but sockpuppet has one hellava valid point skarrlette!
me too. i donmt like to play with doody. james franco seems to enjoy it though.
Or is it ashley madison? im dumb
You don't even know what site you have a profile on? Yes, you are dumb.
Or is it ashley madison? geeze im stupid
I have a profile on ashley massion but i can't get a date. why?
You know, I followed him, and never saw his Tweets. I think scaling back isn't going to even be noticed.
Isn't he the guy who sucked at that crappy award show?
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.
Who is Franco? He must be very young (immature, which is appropriate if you are under 25).
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.
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.
these 2 obviously have a franco shrine in their mother's basement. since they're both probably virgins, they could sacrifice each other.
bowel movements r funny. that is some good comedy stuff.
i heard he is going to be on the comedy channnel tonight discussing bowwel movements
Franco is a huge fecalfeliac
The correct term would be "coprophiliac".
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!
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
"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?
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.
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.
Poor Paige, did someone insult your online love? Get a life.
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...
omglol I better tweet this right away!
facebook is for losers, twitter is for losers who really have nothing to say.
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.
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?
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.
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