Okay, who’s ready to party like it’s 1998? Vanity Fair has a habit of excessively promoting its contributors, even when they seem to be doing very little worth discussing. It’s hard to imagine that Monica Lewinsky joining Twitter counts as news, but the magazine considers the former White House intern’s entry to the world of social media worthy enough to get the whole “we can confirm” treatment. This is the age in which we now live.
Actually, I am being too harsh. It’s easy to forget just how scandalous the Lewinsky story was, and it would be interesting to ponder how it would have played out if Facebook, Twitter, Instagram et al had existed back then. So far, Lewinsky’s presence on social media is going well: she gained over 5,000 followers in her first hour. We can confirm that none of them is @BillClinton.
excited (and nervous) to speak to #Under30Summit
— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) October 20, 2014