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Comedian Patrice O’Neal Has Passed Away, Twitter Is First with the Scoop

Comedian, radio personality and actor Patrice O’Neal passed away at the age of 41 on Monday night. He suffered a stroke in October and never returned to good health.

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Facebook and Twitter Are Harming Our Kids, Says Majority — Survey of the Day

Facebook, Twitter and all the other social media sites have changed the way young people interact with each other, but according to a survey from Poll Position, the majority of Americans don’t think this has been a change for the better.

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Veterans Day 2011 Honored By Guns N’ Roses + More on Twitter

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To commemorate Veteran's Day today (Nov. 11), some of the biggest names in rock and roll have taken to their twitter accounts to thank the brave men and women who have served or given their lives in duty to our country as part of America's armed forces. Noted mil

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Fired Twitter Ghostwriter Gets His Revenge – on Twitter!

Hell hath no fury like a scorned ghostwriter.

So learned Mark Davidson, an “internet sales and marketing professional” with more than 56,000 followers. His bio also says he “write a lot of things to amuse myself and others” and that he sometimes has “deep thoughts.”

Only it turns out he’s not the one writing the amusing things or having the deep thoughts — those are coming from an alleged staff of Twitter ghostwriters.

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Netflix May Have to Pay $100,000 for Qwikster Twitter Account

Chances are good at least one “d’oh!” was uttered in at least one Netflix conference room Tuesday morning.

It seems the company, which on Monday announced it would split up its service and rebrand the DVD-delivery side Qwikster, neglected to lock up the name on Twitter. Now Jason Castillo, who’s owned the @Qwikster name on the microblogging service since April, wants money — big money — to hand it over.

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Deepak Chopra Tells Twitter Detractor to ‘Shut Up’

Deepak Chopra has written over 60 books, mostly about the importance of connecting one’s spirit to the body and mind, and he often speaks about how ridding oneself of negative emotions can lead to better health and wellbeing.

And on Tuesday, Chopra used his Twitter account to blow off a little of that negative steam when one of his 613,000 followers, @Expatina, rebutted a couple of his many daily nuggets of wisdom.

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Neil Diamond Reveals Engagement News on Twitter

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Neil Diamond, 70, announced on Twitter that he’s engaged to his co-manager, Katie McNeil.

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Study Finds Decreased Social Media Use Among Many Younger People

A study by technology research firm Gartner, which recently surveyed 6,295 people between the ages of 13 and 74, reveals almost a quarter of 18- to 29-year-olds use social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter less than when they first signed up for the services, with many saying the services simply aren’t that much fun anymore.

“The trend shows some social media fatigue among early adopters,” says Brian Blau, research director at Gartner. “And the fact that 31 percent of younger consumers indicated that they were getting bored with their social network is a situation that social media providers should monitor, as they will need to innovate and diversify to keep consumer attention.”

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Insulting Tweet Gets Diner Booted From Restaurant

Twitter user Allison Hiromi wasn’t impressed with the bartender at the Down House restaurant in Houston. So, while she was still in the establishment, she sent out a Tweet calling him a “twerp” and also used the hashtag #jackoff in her message.

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Celebrities Are Speaking Out About Death Of Amy Winehouse

Another tragic loss of a young gifted but troubled star has caused many celebrities to speak out about the death of Amy Winehouse.

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Pope Benedict XVI Sends First Papal Tweet From an iPad [VIDEO]

The technologically-savvy Pope Benedict XVI has already encouraged priests to blog and helmed the launch of the Vatican’s YouTube channel and Pope2You mobile and Facebook apps. So it’s really no surprise that as part of his newly-launched news portal, the pontiff sent his first tweet recently — from the papal iPad.

You can follow the Vatican on Twitter at @news_va_en.

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Create Your Own ‘Seinfeld’ Plotline in Cool Twitter Account

Seinfeld fans, rejoice.

The show may have been off the air for years, but @SeinfeldStories is here to remind you why you fell in love with Jerry, Elaine, Kramer and George in the first place — and you don’t even have to turn on a TV.

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