Concerned about looking like a fool in a digital age? Enter Brad Pitt with pointers on tech etiquette. The Hollywood superstar is on the cover of Wired as a Mr. Manners for technology. Who is more qualified that one of the coolest guys around to offer tech advice on hot topics including “Facebook Faux Pas, Twitter Tribulations and Blogging Blunders?”
Actually, in typical Brad Pitt fashion, he offers statically suggestions on how to behave in a tech world. And in typical Hollywood marketing tradition he is promoting his upcoming Quentin Tarantino film, “Inglourious Basterds”. But some of his tongue-and-cheek recommendations are really funny.
Here are just a few examples:
Brad Pitt’s advice for talking on your cell in a pubic restroom:
“No, you can’t talk on the phone! Do you want the guy next to you to hear your entire conversation?
That’s why you should only text in the bathroom. Just be sure you don’t hit the wrong button and end up putting a photo of your junk on Twitter. Trust me, you don’t want those followers.”
Here’s what Brad has to say when ask if you should confess if you “exaggerate” about your salary on an online dating profile.
“Hell no, everyone lies online. In fact, readers expect you to lie. If you don’t, they’ll think you make less than you actually do. So the only way to tell the truth is to lie.”
To those who live in the alternate reality of online gaming:
“Who cares if your ‘Warcraft’ wife is really a dude – if it’s good, don’t check under the hood,” Brad says.
And my personal favorite, Brad’s advice on why you should not make emergency calls on your cell during a movie:
“It may be a brief interruption — just a few seconds — but what if someone sitting near you is trying to make a decent bootleg? Did you ever think of that? Now all those street-corner copies are permanently defiled by your so-called ‘emergency,’ don’t be so damn selfish.”
The August 2009 Wired magazine with the rest of Brad’s sage tech guidance hits the stands July 21, 2009.