Magazine article ADWEEK

Chris Colter: The Glee Star and the Land of Stories Author Prefers to Use Social Media to Follow People's Pets over Keeping Up with His Own Headlines

Magazine article ADWEEK

Chris Colter: The Glee Star and the Land of Stories Author Prefers to Use Social Media to Follow People's Pets over Keeping Up with His Own Headlines

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What's the first information you consume in the morning? I immediately turn to my cellphone and look to make sure that nothing awful has happened while I've been asleep [laughs]. If I'm lucky and I don't find anything on my phone, I might sleep a little longer.

Where do you get your news? I'm on the CNN app on my phone a lot. My fans keep me very much in the loop on anything regarding me, which I tend to try to not look at too much because that can get a little cuckoo.

So you don't have a Google alert set for your name? No! When I first started Glee, and it was my first job ever, I did have a Google alert. That lasted probably four days. You don't want to know everything that's written about you on the Internet, and I learned that the hard way.

What are your go-to social media platforms? I'm a big Instagrammer and tweeter. Basically, I just use them to post pictures of my cat and dog.

Who are your favorite people to follow? For a long time, it was Rihanna. Her Instagram was just a gift. But honestly, I'm such a nerd--you know when people make accounts for their animals? I follow hundreds of people's pets! There's something about seeing animals in funny hats and bow ties that just brightens my whole day.

What's your favorite app? My favorite is the Starmap app where you hold your phone up and it will tell you what every star that's in the night sky is.

What TV shows do you watch? I am obsessed with Orange Is the New Black and Veep and Nurse Jackie and Long Island Medium. …

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