Clay Aiken – Discovering Its Usefulness

Twitter is an online social networking site in which users post 140 character updates of what is going on in their lives along with links to things they think are interesting, funny, or useful to their followers (“following” = “friending” on other sites). People use twitter in many ways, some as a newsfeed by following prominent people or networks, some as a pseudo-chatroom by limiting their followers and whom they follow to close friends and family, and some as a microblog for updating people about the work they are doing and their personal lives.

Since launching in 2006, Twitter has seen a huge growth as more people have discovered its usefulness. According to a survey from the Pew Research Center,  23% of online adults use Twitter and that percentage grows to 35% among online adults aged 18-29. There are always new people joining Twitter, so there’s always a lot of interesting discussions to follow.

On Wednesday, February 4th, there was an article on-line about Clay Aiken and Twitter.

Celebrity Toob:  Clay Aiken’s Twitter Page is Pretty Funny and Smart

by Tiffany Raiford

At the age of 36, Clay Aiken has had more careers than most people twice his age. He’s been an American Idol runner-up, he’s been a Broadway star, he’s been a politician and he’s been an activist. There are very few things that he has not done in his life, including helping a close girlfriend have the baby she’s always wanted despite the fact that the two were not in a relationship and Aiken is openly gay. The kicker there is that he did not make the announcement that he is gay until a month after the birth of his son in 2008. The baby’s mother is a co-worker and close friend of Aiken’s and the two raise their son in a way that works for them. It seems that since his singing career has not panned out exactly as he might have hoped, Aiken has taken to setting his sights on politics. He attempted to run for Congress in 2014 but fell short of making the bid in terms of financing his campaign.

However, despite the fact that he is not currently running for congress, we have to hear his voice and his beliefs the old fashioned way; on Twitter. So with that in mind, we’ve taken a gander at Clay Aiken’s twitter page and chosen our favorite Aiken tweets. It’s shown us that despite his lack of music on the radio these days, there is a reason so many of us loved him when he made the bid to become Idol.

Just took online quiz called “Which former American Idol contestant r u?” Result was @CandiceGlover Having real identity issues right now.

It is nice to know that many people seem to enjoy Clay’s tweets!!  I wish we would get another…”SOON”…

To see the above post and let Tiffany know you enjoyed it, click on TWEETS


How is your game of Table Tennis/Ping Pong?  On Thursday, February 5, there was a fun, but important post on Twitter:

There was also an announcement on Facebook about this event:

Come join Former Public School Teacher and NC District 2 Congressional Candidate Clay Aiken on Saturday for PING PONG! Thanks Clay for North Carolina for helping support Public Schools First!

OK…Clay Aiken…I’ve played a lot of Table Tennis.  If I lived close by I would challenge you in this fabulous fundraiser!!  I might make you work just a bit!!!

I think every blog needs few pictures…what do you think??

1 – 2 – or 3???

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7 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – Discovering Its Usefulness

  1. As Paul said on Celebrity Apprentice, episode 8, Clay is the star of the team: he is so well-rounded. He's smart and charming, and people remember him. By the way, Picture 2 is my favorite, with 1 and 3 close by.

  2. All of the above, 1,2 & especially 3!! I love the " scruffy" look. What a great blog today. They are always awesome but I really enjoyed this one. I also really enjoyed the article from Tiffany.
    Thanks Martha for another wonderful blog!!!

  3. Love getting tweets from Clay!! Hope someone captures and tweets something from the Ping Pong matches on Saturday. Sounds like a lot of fun. Love the pictures as well Musicfan. Thanks!!!!

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