Social Media & “WhoSay” Gain Celebrity Image Trust

Social networking site Twitter is still proving one of the most popular sites behind that of Facebook. In terms of numbers, the site which coincidentally set up in 2006, is now seeing some 200 million users, with some 800,000 search queries per day. People include the everyday person as well as celebrities.

For many big names who have joined Twitter, there is now the opportunity to use a new site called “WhoSay,” which means that celebrities have now got complete ownership of what material is exposed on social media sites, particularly that of images, videos and so on.

In an interesting article over at nytimes.com, the new set-up offers stars such as Tom Hanks their very own page, with the benefit of all content being owned by Hanks with small print at the bottom saying “copyright Tom Hanks.”

So far WhoSay have an ever expanding celebrity list including well-known names such as Jim Carrey, Johnny Knoxville, Eva Longoria, John Cusack, Kevin Spacey and more.

As well as the protection of material, WhoSay also have a private mobile app that allows celebrities to update their Twitter and Facebook accounts, with the peace of mind that staff are monitoring them.

In a brief statement from CEO Steve Ellis he said, “We work with people who are constantly being utilized by third parties for the wrong reasons. The company was formed to give celebrities and other influential people a set of tools to allow them to manage and control their presence in the digital world.”

To find out more head on over to the link above.

What are your thoughts on the WhoSay service? Do you agree that there is some celebrity content that should be private, or does exposure come with the job?