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We Need To Talk About Daniel Radcliffe's Use Of Social Media

Not Instagram. Not Facebook. Not Twitter. Google+.

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Daniel Radcliffe once told Marc Maron on WTF With Marc Maron that he doesn't have social media – except for Google+.

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Marc Maron: Did you already get feedback on [your appearance on ESPN]?

Daniel Radcliffe: Well I don't have social media, so I don't know.

MM: You just detach from that?

DR: Yeah, I have a Google+, but for me it just seems like....there's that...

MM: Let me understand something: You don't need to self-promote at this point, Daniel? [Laughs]

DR: I probably do! I'm constantly being told – whenever I do a junket, somebody's like 'Can you get social media for us?' And I'm just like 'I don't..."


But he only ever posts these things to Google+. Not Instagram. Not Facebook. Not Twitter. Google+.

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His aversion to social media is hardly new – he explained as much to Maron in that November interview:

"I never hear somebody talking about it who's happy about it. I never hear somebody saying, 'Oh, I can't wait to check my Twitter!'....It's not, like, an act of social rebellion. Like, I don't give a shit if you have Twitter. I don't have strong feelings about it. As long as you're not being a dick, you can do anything you like. But, like, the other day somebody said to me… they were talking about Snapchat, and they were like, 'How can you not have Snapchat?' and I was like, 'I just don't have it!'""

But DanRad has social media – it's just only Google+.

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Does he just not count it as social media? Does he like it because it's relatively out of the fray? What is happening?