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Published on March 20th, 2013 | by Andrew Reynolds

Matt’s Status Update: ‘I Can’t Be Bothered With Facebook’

Matt Smith has hit the ‘unlike’ button on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

Matt and Jenna-Louise in Doctor Who Series 7b Gallery

A famous Twitter abstainer, Matt was quizzed about his lack of online presence by journalists gathered at the launch of the new series:

Why am I not on Twitter? I don’t know really. I spend so much time on my phone and I find the idea that you communicate your life via Twitter quite peculiar. It’s just never really interested me. But, that said, I think it’s wonderful that you can engage with someone you’re a fan of on Twitter. But it’s just not really up my street. I’m not on Facebook either. I can’t be bothered … It’s just not my cup of tea really.

Someone else who won’t be sharing her opinion on Matt’s wall is Jenna-Louise Coleman, who not only avoids social networking sites but also the interweb entirely:

I’m the same. It’s just about trying to keep off the internet, really.

Do you ‘like’ Matt’s statement? Are you in constant contact with your heroes online and love social networking sites? Do you tweet every waking thought?

Let us know below (and don’t forget to like the Kasterborous Facebook page – a page we can officially say Matt has never seen! FACT!)

(Via NZCity)


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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

3 Responses to Matt’s Status Update: ‘I Can’t Be Bothered With Facebook’

  1. avatar Bradondo says:

    I’m with Matt on this one. I find twitter a bit silly and unnecessary–if I want to communicate something quickly I text. I tried Facebook briefly a couple of years ago but it wasn’t for me. I really don’t like their labyrinthine and ever-changing privacy policies either. I’m not online to become someone’s advertising tool, and I’m certainly not interested in having everything I post potentially becoming Facebook’s property. That said I think the site can be a good promotional tool, and I will probably start a page for my fan production when I’m ready to start casting and crowdsourcing funds and crewmembers.

  2. avatar Amy Jo says:

    I’m with Matt too. Doctor Who has such a big fan base, in the UK and internationally, that every post or status that he’d make would get such a large amount of replies. Well, it’s probably the same for every celebrity, they’d never have enough time in a year to answer the replies that they get in a day. Also, it is a nice thing being able to catch up with your favourite celebrity’s goings on, but I’ve always seen a few of mine as rather ‘dark horse’ characters, and I’m not sure I’d enjoy reading about how they had a sandwich this morning.

  3. avatar A says:

    I definitely get it and if I didn’t have friends from literally all over the world, (that, yes, I know in real life; I’m a traveller), then I would get rid of my Facebook, but it’s the only way I can really keep in touch with them.

    As for Twitter, I have it and it can be fun sometimes, but if I worked in publicity, I might be scare for my job– talk about the power of self-promotion.

    It does have some weight to it as I was able to see first hand when the whole fiasco happened with Criminal Minds.

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