Something I've come to realize about what makes Twitter a special little place on the interweb is the convergence of celebrities and us "regular people."
There has always been celeb websites but never before have we been given the allusion of actually knowing a celebrity, being privy to when, what and where they are eating, their first thoughts when they wake up, and their last thoughts before they go to bed.
It makes our day to be able to @mention or RT (retweet them). Even a person not very consumed with celebrity culture will get excited to "follow" their favorite author or politician.
Twitter: where everyone can know someone "important."
I'm cool, so follow me.