Why are so many people addicted to Twitter?
Because the site allows you to closely follow the lives of your favorite celebrities, both foreign and local. While many of our local celebrities have taken to Tweeting about their day, Anne Curtis takes it one step further by using the site to get up close and personal with her fans.
"I started in the beginning of 2009. I was just following people like Ashton Kutcher, Paris Hilton. It was just among friends and we were re-Tweeting each other," Anne tells Women's Health in its April issue. "But then it grew to include my fans. I love it. I get to converse with them immediately."
A visit to Anne's Twitter page shows that she has more than 196,000 followers, and she replies to each query or comment with her own brand of kookiness. She does so because she experienced first-hand the kilig that comes with having one of your idols respond to you, especially when your idol is world-renowned author Paulo Coelho.
"I couldn't believe he tweeted me back. I was so happy!" Anne says as she tells Women's Health about their Twitter correspondences. "Now that I've experienced what it is to be a fan, I feel this genuine happiness that comes from having someone you admire reply to you. So that's why I tweet back to all my fans."
Read more about Anne in the first anniversary special of Women's Health this April. Women's Health is available in newsstands, bookstores, and supermarkets nationwide.