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Fred Armisen talks social media, Apple

A lot of television stars use Twitter and Facebook as a way to stay connected and interact with their fans. Fred Armisen, a cast member on Saturday Night Live and the star of IFC's Portlandia, is definitely not included in that group.

Speaking to attendees at Macworld/iWorld Friday, he called social media "a distraction" and said it did not fit into his schedule.

"I have enough to do, and for me, my personality, it's too much of a distraction," he said. "I'd get sucked into it too deeply. It's just this distraction, I want to focus on working. It's just for other people. I appreciate it exists, though."

One of the reason's Armisen is so against social media is an experience he had on Facebook. Someone on his friend's list uploaded and tagged him in an unflattering picture from his high school days, which he said made him uninterested in social media in an attempt to protect his privacy. 

Armisen also talked about Apple products. He has a history with the company, as he played Steve Jobs, the late Apple CEO on SNL. 

"Every musician I know uses Mac products," said Armisen, a former drummer. "Apple's not pushy. I just write to them and ask if we can use this or this (on Portlandia), and they say okay." 

- Saturday Night Live
- Portlandia
- Fred Armisen

Written by: Hamatosan
Feb 2nd, 2013, 12:00 pm

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