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Oprah Winfrey joins the Twitterverse



Tbd-oprahwinfrey042009 Oprah Winfrey has officially entered the Twitterverse, joining the ubiquitous microblogging service with her first message Friday. Leave it to her to screw up her netiquette, too.

"HI TWITTERS . THANK YOU FOR A WARM WELCOME. FEELING REALLY 21st CENTURY," she  wrote  in all caps from @oprah.

Among the few personalities she's following herself are Demi Moore (@mrskutcher), Shaquille O'Neal (@THE_REAL_SHAQ), Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow), Jimmy Fallon (@jimmyfallon) and of course, the very first tweeter to reach 1 million followers (by less than 1,200, we might add), Demi's husband Ashton Kutcher (@aplusk).

Among O's first tweets were a request that Fallon get her a Reuben from a deli he was at, an update on her dog Sadie getting a rabies shot and a promise to Moore that she would join Kutcher's promise to buy $100,000 worth of mosquito nets to help fight malaria in third-world countries. How many? According to her tweet, "20,thousand nets," however many that really is.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:32am]


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