Knowledge Identifier: &Twitter
Founded in 2006.
Countries: United States (46%), United Kingdom (18%), (14%)
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Steve Dahl - Since Dahl left the air in December 2008, he has maintained a presence with his fans through Twitter, blogs, through regular "Chicago Tribune" articles , and even an occasional television appearance, however this marks the longest he has been off the air and doing daily shows since he was 16 years old
In 2009, Nielsen Online reported that Twitter has a user retention rate of forty percent
Ken Carpenter (journalist) - In 2009 Carpenter established Journalism Buzz, a public service that aggregates news about journalism and new media on the Twitter platform
Gary Barlow - Towards the end of 2009, there has been a huge Twitter campaign to 'Get Gary Knighted' for all of his charity work over the years
Tony La Russa - On June 4, 2009 the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that La Russa had sued the online social network platform Twitter in May, 2009 for a fake page established under his name on the site
Rachelle Lefevre - Enthusiastic fans of the series reacted to the news of Lefevre's replacement with online petitions urging her return, and "Bring Back Rachelle" became a top-trending topic on Twitter in the afternoon of 29 July 2009
Todd Haley - In late October 2009 the Chiefs suspended starting running back Larry Johnson for one week in response to his public comments on Twitter where he questioned Todd Haley's coaching abilities and for using homophobic slurs when he addressed the media
Jeffrey Williams (astronaut) - On October 21, 2009, Jeff Williams and his Expedition 21 crewmate, Nicole Stott, participated in the first NASA Tweetup from the station with members of the public gathered at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. This involved the first "live" Twitter connection for the astronauts
Simon Dolan - Dolan began investing in new start-up companies via Twitter in 2010, initially offering a £5 million investment pot for successful business pitches on the social networking site, earning himself the nickname "Twitter Dragon"
Bill Gross (entrepreneur) - In 2010, Gross founded and launched TweetUp, a search engine for Twitter that promotes the best tweeters on any topic
Swizz Beatz - In 2010, via his Twitter, Swizz Beatz renamed his second studio album on three occasions.
Alexz Johnson - Later in 2010, Johnson informed her fans through her Twitter account and her official website that all the songs from "Voodoo" would be remixed by The Demolition Crew due to lack of airplay
Azeem Rafiq - Rafiq was captain for the England U-19 squad in the 2010 World Cup, but was dropped for the second England Under-19 Test against Sri Lanka for breaking mid-match curfews; he responded by publishing a strongly worded attack against coach John Abrahams on his Twitter account, deleting them once he realised they were made public
John Mayer - He is one of the most-followed persons on the micro-blogging site Twitter, reaching 3 million followers in January 2010.
Lance Armstrong - In April 2010, Armstrong, using Twitter, announced that Anna Hansen was having his fifth child
Ian Poulter - In April 2010, Poulter was strongly rebuked for using an anti-Semitic slur in one of his Twitter posts
James Van Der Beek - On April 9, 2010, Van Der Beek announced via Twitter that he and his girlfriend, business consultant Kimberly Brook, were expecting their first child together, a girl
Tom Corbett - In May 2010 Corbett filed a criminal subpoena against Twitter ordering them to divulge "any and all subscriber information" of the person behind two accounts that were criticizing the Republican candidate
ODB (wrestler) - On June 14, 2010, Kresa announced on her Twitter that she had parted ways with TNA Wrestling
Marc Jacobs - On July 24, 2010, Martone announced via Twitter that he and Jacobs hadn't been together for two months
Hikaru Utada - On October 15, 2010, it was announced that the anticipated footage from Utada's "In The Flesh" 2010 tour would be released in the following months, confirmed by both Utada and Teruzane's Twitter accounts, and a physical DVD release would be ousted in favor of a digital-only package with a promise of release before the year's end
Jason Manford - On 18 November 2010, Manford resigned as co-host of "The One Show" to "concentrate on his family" following his admission to a number of allegations published in tabloid newspapers in regards to exchanging sexually-oriented Twitter messages with fans
Piers Morgan - In December 2010 Morgan had an ongoing Twitter argument with Alan Sugar, which resulted in a competition to see who could attract more followers by Christmas Day
Erykah Badu - Badu quickly dispelled the rumors via her Twitter account December 1, 2010 as she proclaimed "everyone knows I was NEVER ARRESTED for the window seat VIDEO nor put on probation
Sophia Bush - In 2011, she won the Do Something Twitter *award for having spread the word via her Twitter account on how her followers could help with the cleanup after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Alexander Vinokourov - On July the 17th 2011 his retirement from professional cycling was announced, unofficially and without comment, on Twitter pages by fellow cyclists
Glen Johnson (English footballer) - On 8 January 2011, in response to criticism from former England midfielder and Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson, Johnson posted on his Twitter feed, "Comments from alcoholic drug abusers are not really gonna upset me and who is Paul Merson to judge players, he was average at the best of times
Majandra Delfino - In February 2011, the singer announced, through her Twitter, that she is working on her third studio album, scheduled for a late 2011 release
Silvia Corzo - On March 2011, Corzo announced, through her Twitter account, she would replace María Cristina Uribe as presenter of Canal Uno's "Noticias Uno" since June 2011
Ashton Kutcher - On March 23, 2011, Kutcher launched his own Twitter client with UberMedia, called A.plus
Ben Fogle - He announced the birth of their second child on Twitter a girl named Iona Fogle, born on 26 May 2011, and weighing
James Norwood - Norwood announced on Twitter in June 2011 that he would be returning to Forest Green Rovers on a permanent deal
Lela Star - In August 2011, Lela Star announced on her Twitter feed that she has married and chosen to retire from the porn industry
Amazing Red - On August 4, 2011, Figueroa announced via his Twitter account that he had parted ways with TNA.
Tara Reid - In September 2011, Reid announced via her official Twitter page, that she is to appear in Jedward's new music video for "Wow Oh Wow" which they started shooting in late October of the same year
George Donnelly (footballer) - Despite the Twitter interest, George signed for League Two club Macclesfield Town on an initial one month loan on 9 September 2011
Gary Barlow - In October 2011 Barlow joined Twitter live on The Xtra Factor to build support for the contestants he mentored during series 8 of the X Factor
CC Sabathia - On October 31, 2011, Sabathia announced via his Twitter account that he would not be exercising his opt-out clause and had signed an extension with the Yankees
Hikaru Utada - On December 10, 2011, Utada has thanked her fans via her Twitter for her thirteenth Japanese debut anniversary
Craig David - Details of David's upcoming album are still unknown, however he has hinted on Twitter that it will be released in 2012
Chris Masters - During the weekend of SummerSlam 2012, Masters posted a controversial photo depicting himself holding a gun pointed toward his head on Twitter
Jonathan Ross - Ross will host a panel show from 2012 called "Trending Topics" for ITV. The show will involve the social-network site Twitter
DMX (rapper) - This was later confirmed by DMX (via his official Twitter account, DMX on Twitter), where he confirmed that its first single is scheduled for release in January 2012.
Michael Legge (comedian) - On 24 February 2012 Legge posted a message mourning the loss of "Gregg Jevin", an explicitly-stated fictional character, on the social networking site Twitter
Leah Remini - In March 2012, a heavily publicized Twitter dispute ignited between Remini and Osbourne when Remini fired back at Osbourne for her comments on "The Howard Stern Show"
T. J. Ford - On March 12, 2012, after playing 14 games, he announced on Twitter that he would retire
Allison Pearson - American stand-up comedian Doug Stanhope shared the story on 15 March 2012 via Twitter, incorporating the word "cunt" due to his extreme dislike of the distasteful nature of the article
Jessie J - However, in April 2012 "The Sun" "outed" her as lesbian which she denied via Twitter, calling it a "yet another boring untrue story"
Greg Olsen (American football) - In April 2012, Olsen announced via Twitter that he and his wife were expecting twins
Matt Cardle - On 20 May 2012 Cardle announced on Twitter that he had "parted ways" with Columbia Records
Holly Willoughby - In June 2012, Willoughby posted a photo of herself on Twitter without makeup, and caused controversy when it was slated by journalist Liz Jones as a "betrayal to women
Zach Braff - In June 2012, he announced via Twitter there were plans to create a movie adaptation of the production
Bruno Bouchet - Bruno was fired in July 2012 following insensitive comments he made on Twitter about the 2012 Aurora shooting
Craig David - David announced on Twitter in late July 2012 that he will be releasing his new album accompanied by a world tour in 2013
Angelina Love - On July 1, 2012, Williams announced on her Twitter page that she had been granted her release from TNA.
Alexz Johnson - On July 5, 2012, Johnson hinted via her official Twitter that she was beginning official work on her sophomore studio album
Michel Morganella - On 30 July 2012, following the Swiss team's defeat to South Korea, the Swiss Olympic Committee expelled Morganella from the games after he posted on Twitter a message translating to "I'm going to beat up every Korean
Nicki Minaj - Minaj is an avid Twitter user, holding a total of 14,000 tweets and over 14 million followers as of August 2012.
Kathy Bates - In September 2012, she revealed via Twitter that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer two months earlier and had undergone a double mastectomy
Brandon Spikes - On October 11, 2012, Spikes was trying to scrub his Twitter account after he sent out a message comparing his fear of gays to his fear of spiders
Emilia Clarke - However, the relationship was not commented on by either of the pair nor their PR teams, and in November 2012, MacFarlane mentioned on Twitter that he is a "single guy"
Tyger Drew-Honey - On the 12th November 2012, Drew-Honey confirmed from his Twitter account, that his album which was supposed to be released in 2012, has been put on hold, and will be expected within the next five years, As he has other things that he would like to focus on in the meantime
Annie Wersching - Her character was teased on "Geoff Keighley"'s "Twitter" account before finally revealing her in the story trailer shown on "Spike Video Game Awards" on 7th December 2012
Jessie J - Via microblogging website, Twitter, Jessie J announced her first arena tour, called "Nice to Meet You Tour", will begin in March 2013
The black market for the fake followers, known as "bots", has been linked to "nearly every politically linked account from the White House to Congress to the 2016 campaign trail"