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The real Mr. T, unlike his character on the hit television show “The A-Team”, is one smart cookie. It is likely that acting jobs for the aging actor aren’t as abundant in 2013 as they were 30 years ago. So how else can an aging eighty’s celebrity stay relevant and earn a paycheck at the same time in the digital age? Create an app of course!
On January 16, Mr. T announced that he had joined the rest of us on Twitter with his first tweet that read “Mr. T is on Twitter. You’re welcome fools!” The tweet was met with an enormous response and it was retweeted almost 2000 times. It did not take long before Mr. T found himself with an impressive 20,000 Twitter followers. Since then, celebrities have greeted T with open arms, getting responses from such people as William Shatner, musicians Jimmy Eat World, and Verne Troyer.
Last week, it was also announced that Mr. T had joined YouTube as well and even developed his own iPhone application. I think initially the biggest question on everyone’s mind is what exactly is the point of a Mr. T application? What can it do?
Apparently, Mr. T is taking advantage of the digital age and has intertwined his application along with his YouTube channel. Users can ask him questions through the app and will get a video response through YouTube.
Aside from the Q & A portion of the app, there is also a photo booth. It allows anyone to upload a photo of themselves to adopt the traditional look of Mr. T with a Mohawk, beard, and gold rope chains. It also features a countdown timer and an alarm clock. Who wouldn’t want to be woken up by the sounds of Mr. T yelling at them to wake up?
The application can be purchased for $0.99 in the Apple App Store.