04 February 2013

Kenyans Use Twitter? I Had No Idea

Poor Kenyans. They are so poor and disconnected from the world that they don’t even have Twitter. Or at least that is the premise of Jimmy Kimmel’s bit where he has Kenyans read celebrity tweets. The tweets include Justin Bieber’s tweet, “Prepare for more purple outfits coming soon.”

Kimmel introduces the bit by joking that celebrities have important things to say on Twitter. He laments the misfortune of those who do not have Twitter. He continues by plugging his friend’s NGO in Kenya and says that Kenyans are missing out on the wonders of celebrity tweets because “what they don’t have over there is Twitter. Internet access is very limited.” Therefore the segment titled “Kenyan Read Celebrity Tweets.”