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Castro passes 100,000 Twitter followers

Cuba's Maximum Leader is also on top in cyberspace. Twitter account that tweets excerpts from former President Fidel Castro's frequent musings on world affairs has passed 100,000 followers - which the government says makes it the first official Cuban-themed Twitter account to break that threshold.


Charlie Sheen Sets New Guinness Twitter Record

Charlie Sheen Sets New Guinness Twitter Record

Charlie Sheen may or may not be “winning,” in life, but he has won a rare honor: he has set a new Guinness World Record for fastest person to reach 1 million followers on Twitter.


Media Watch: Top Newspapers, Ranked by Twitter Followers

The top 25 U.S. newspapers - according to the number of Twitter followers, as recorded by Journalistics a bit over a week ago - is below. Sitting very comfortably in first place is The New York Times with 2.6 million - and they are the only news source on the list that has more followers than print circulation. The Wall Street Journal is number two with 464,591 followers, and The Washington Post comes in at third with 204,514. The Chicago Tribune, however, if you count both of its Twitter accounts, including @ColonelTribune, totals a second-place 879,490. 1. @nytimes – 2,668,948 2.


Chavez rockets to No. 1 on Twitter in Venezuela

President Hugo Chavez is tops on Twitter in Venezuela less than 2 weeks after launching his account, surpassing Internet-savvy foes who dominate the social networking site and use it to oppose him.


The Most Influential Twitter User in the World Is…

How do you measure influence on Twitter? While follower count is perhaps the most obvious metric, other activities, like the numbers of times you’re retweeted, provide a bit more insight.


Apple Gets A Little More Serious About Using Twitter

Back in March, the company started tweeting from its first official Twitter account, iTunesTrailers. They even went so far as to highlight the account on their Trailers page. Thanks to the suggested users list, that account now has well over 1 million followers.


Drew Carey Bids $25,000 for @Drew Twitter Name

Drew Carey Bids $25,000 for @Drew Twitter Name

The Price is Right host Drew Carey placed a bid for $25K, far in excess of the $10K minimum bid.


Ashton Kutcher wins Twitter faceoff with CNN

Ashton Kutcher wins Twitter faceoff with CNN

Celebrity Ashton Kutcher narrowly beat out CNN early Friday in an online popularity contest to see who could more quickly attract 1 million followers on the micro-blogging site Twitter.


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