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Stephen Colbert Forces Bill Clinton to Join Twitter: VIDEO

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Former President Bill Clinton joined Stephen Colbert at Colbert's 'Galactic Initiative' last night to discuss his philanthropic work.

Said Clinton about why he run's the Clinton Global Initiative:

"It makes me happy. I think after the life I've been given by the American people, I think I'd be a slug if I didn't do it. I think I'm just doing what I should do and it makes me happy."

Later they discussed social networking, and Clinton admitted that it's not something he does much of, explaining that "When I became president there was no email. Then email was largely interoffice." Clinton said that what email did do was create the opportunity for it to be subpoenaed.

Clinton said that while he's on Facebook, he has never joined Twitter:

"I think I'm sort of insecure, like what if you tweet and nobody tweets back? There's nothing worse than a friendless tweeter. You're just wandering around in cyberspace."

So, Colbert told him that he had signed him up.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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NYC's Tweets, Visualized by Language: MAP

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John Barratt, Ed Manley, James Cheshire, and Oliver O'Brien mapped nearly 9 million tweets, distinguishing each by language, to create this colorful map which paints a picture of New York City's lingual diversity.

The blue dots are Spanish, red is Portuguese, dark green is Japanese, yellow is Russian, pink is Korean, light green is French, lavender is Turkish, magenta is Arabic, and orange is Italian.

Click the image to enlarge, or head over here.

(via buzzfeed)


News: Tyler Clementi, Twitter, Stacey Campfield, Ghana

6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d Tennessee Senator Stacey "Don't Say Gay" Campfield starts his interview with TMZ just the way you'd think he would. By declaring that "the biggest bullies in the world out there is really the homosexual community."

Tylerclementi6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d On Monday, Rutgers will officially open the Tyler Clementi Center: "The work (at the Center) would examine not only bullying and youth suicides, but also topics like how young people use, and abuse, new technologies."

6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d Justin Bieber goes horseback riding in LA.

6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d The White House releases proof that President Obama used a gun at Camp David.

6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d Alabama gay rights group calls for removal of teacher who called gays "an abomination against God. Says GLBT Advocacy and Youth Services: "This is wrong, unethical, unprofessional, on so many levels, that there should be no question that if it is verified that this happened in a classroom, that this teacher should be removed from his position."

6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d Senator Ann Romney?

6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d Frank Ocean won't be pressing charges against Chris Brown.

Lana6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d Lana Del Rey covers the latest issue of Numéro Tokyo magazine.

6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d Ghana President John Mahama: "Homosexual conduct which is unnatural carnal knowledge of one person or another is criminal and punishable by the laws of Ghana."

6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d The HRC backs Christine Quinn for mayor.

6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d Twitter hacked: "The San Francisco company said it identified this week computerized attacks that may have accessed limited information such as Twitter user names, email addresses and encrypted passwords for 250,000 Twitter users."

6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d Arrests made yesterday during protest of nudity ban in San Francisco.

6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d No shadow for Punxsutawney Phil means an early spring.


Celebrities Read Mean Tweets About Themselves for Jimmy Kimmel: VIDEO

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Twitter is an unforgiving place. Anderson Cooper, Selena Gomez, Larry King, David Arquette and Jack Black know what I'm talking about.

But Jessica Biel just won the day.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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The Pope's First Tweets

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The Pope started tweeting a couple hours ago. At this rate, how long before he tweets that gay marriage threatens humanity? Any bets?

If we're lucky, he'll send out a few Twitpics of these guys.

 


Pope Benedict XVI Joins Twitter as @Pontifex

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The Pope has joined Twitter officially, though he has yet to send out a Tweet. He is receiving tweets, however, including this one, asking, "@Pontifex why do you defend child rapists?"

No doubt folks will have  quite a few similar questions.

Mashable writes: "The move was announced in November, when a Vatican official said the Pope (or, more precisely, whoever handles his Twitter account) would be tweeting fairly infrequently, with his tweets 'not veering far from his texts.' The Pope’s account currently doesn’t have any tweets. It follows 7 other accounts, which are all versions of the same account in different languages: German, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Italian, French and Arabic."


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