Twitter is good for lots of things, among these: encouraging solidarity in the name of toppling governments, publicizing breaking news, finding people with similar obsessions, and tracking the travel predilections of celebrities.
And there are few bigger celebrities at the moment than Canadian singer Justin Bieber. Mr. Bieber, 17 years old as of yesterday, has become an enormous star thanks to marketing brilliance, his actual talent as a performer, and a fair bit of good luck.
So what did the world’s most famous teenager get up to over the course of the month? A huge share of Bieber’s tweets in February were focused on promoting his 3-D feature documentary Never Say Never, which hit theaters on February 11.
And where was Justin Bieber in February? He spent time in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, London, and Paris, though what’s really striking is how few of Bieber’s tweets are about geographic location. Instead, they revolve around sites divorced from geographic specificity: television studios, movie multiplexes, and basketball games.
Below are the most travel-oriented of his tweets for each individual day over the past month. On those days when Bieber didn’t post a location-oriented tweet (see February 7, 20, 22, 25, 27, and 28) I went for whatever came closest.
A hour reviewing a month of tweets from Justin Bieber is instructive. The kid has his eyes on the prize. The spoils of success never materialized. There was no detailing of hotel suites. He attended premieres and award shows, watched the Super Bowl, and retweeted his followers like no one’s business. And he relied on multiple exclamation points along the way.
Mr. Bieber is constantly working. At some point, he should really take a vacation. And tweet about it.
Without further ado, Justin Bieber’s February travel (or travelish) tweets:February 28. im never gonna change…i will always remember…i will always be that kid from stratford…I will always be grateful.
February 27. shoutout to all of Latin America…i got love for all my Latin Girls
February 26. just got some new gear for the #MYWORLDTOUR – we coming to EUROPE next week…after MY BIRTHDAY!!!!
February 25. zero gravity + my stomach = not so good . lol
February 24. heading to zero gravity! #adventure
February 23. Just had a great time with the ladies at The Talk…they surprised me good. Met a hero of mine…
February 20. Dream BIG and #NeverSayNever
February 17. PARIS Premiere of #NSN3D was INSANE!! vid coming soon!! je t’aime
February 16. In route to the London Premiere! #NeverSayNever3D in the UK! Leggo!!
February 15. Headed to the BRITS!
February 14. 2nite was a great night. I got to perform at the grammys with my mentor @usherraymondiv and I feel like we did u guys proud
February 11. Just surprised another theatre.. Midnight showing! That was awesome! #NeverSayNever3D is out Now!!
February 10. grammy rehearsals with @usherraymondiv – we are gettin it in
February 9. Just surprised the entire audience at @theellenshow – everyone is coming to the Premiere!!! Leggo!!
February 8. LA PREMIERE DAY!! #NEVERSAYNEVER3D !!!
February 6. Thanks to everyone at SNL for having me. Had a blast. #5Days
February 2. now getting ready for NYC Premiere for #NEVERSAYNEVER3D ….my guy LA REID told me he is bringing a special guest.
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