I'm sure most of you have heard of Twitter, a microblogging site where anyone can publish short snippets of information in 140 characters or less.
Since the beginning of the year, the number of soap sites on twitter has been steadily growing. It's an incredibly efficient way to communicate news in the soap world, and foster a growing sense of community. The number of daytime actors/writers joining the likes of Ashton Kutcher and Jesse Alexander (writer- Alias, Lost) has increased, as it gives them the opportunity to connect with their fans, build their brand/following, and impart a little information about their lives and pursuits. While some feel that twitter is just a passing fad and provides too many TMI moments, there also seems to be some some good at work...it could potentially broaden a new or stronger connection to the actors/writers/show, and potentially help the soap genre to survive.
Here are the following GH-related twitter accounts known to date:
@chrissiefit - Chrissie Fit plays Mercedes, nanny to Robin and Patrick's Emma
@drmatthunter - Jason Cook is posting as his character Matt Hunter
@KarenInGeneral - scriptwriter Karen Harris
Soap and other related twitter accounts:
@thescrubshub - The Scrubs Hub
@dcconfidential - Daytime Confidential
@soapoperanetwrk - Soap Opera Network
@SoapDigest - Soap Opera Digest magazine
@soapoperasource - Soap Opera Source
@Star_Kidz - Star Kidz - a site that follows child actor careers