Chris Pine does not have any online presence. Which means NO SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS, whether it’s Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or any other similar website. It’s a fact that I have been repeating throughout the years in an attempt to diffuse any attempts at online impersonations. Although many fans have received the news and rightfully taken it as unwavering truth, there are some who either choose to believe otherwise or are not yet aware of Chris’s standing when it comes to social networking. This page is where you can redirect fans – old and new – when pointing out Chris’s lack of online presence.
I have also confirmed with Chris’ publicists on many occasions throughout the years that Chris is in fact NOT on any social network and anyone claiming otherwise is an impostor.
Chris’ Opinion on Social Media
Source: HollywoodReporter.com — Outside of promoting his films, Pine has zero interest in being in the public eye. He has absolutely no use for social media.
“No, f— no,” he says emphatically. “What am I going to tweet about? My sneakers? Or, ‘I have 140,000 friends on Facebook.’ What does that even mean? I find it to be a waste of time. The Internet is so caustic; just a place where people get to spew nonsense and bullshit.”
Instead, he consumes news the old-fashioned way, via newspapers, underlining important passages. It’s a critical way of thinking honed during his college days at UC Berkeley, where he studied English literature. The well-read Pine demonstrates a nuanced understanding of civics.
Published: January 2014
Source: USAToday.com — When USA TODAY asked him about Facebook or Twitter accounts, the Star Trek star said he had none of the above.
“I have no interest in that,” said Pine. “With Facebook and Twitter everyone wants to publicize their innermost truths. In 2014 we are seeing the true dissolution of public and private.”
“Privacy is not as guaranteed, is not as respected, cherished or desired as it once,” said Pine.
Pine does admire what some people, like Dwayne Johnson, do with their Twitter accounts, and the prominent role it has played with movements like The Arab Spring.
“There are wonderful things to do with that medium,” Pine said. “I just don’t have any interest in it.”
Pine is a voracious Google-er and loves the radio app TuneIn for his iPhone. “I like to listen to French radio, I’m trying to learn French.” He is also an avid photographer who loves Hipstamatic. But Pine won’t go near the social media Instagram. He’s disturbed as people fill the site with “The Perfect Wedding” posts or “The Perfect Weekend.”
“And people look at these visions of ‘reality’ that other people are putting out there and comparing themselves to that and trying to beat it,” says Pine. “The authentic experience, where is that? Living the moment. That is something that we’re losing.”
Published: January 2014
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