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We wrote about Twitter's new music app a while back, so it is good to see that is is finally set to land in the UK today.

Annoyingly the app, which allows users to discover new artists and songs by offering recommendations based on the people the user follows on the social network, is iPhone only for now.

There's no update on when an Android or even Windows version will become available.

The app, which is culled from the We Are Hunted music discovery service, which Twitter recently acquired, then plays the music in one of a number of platforms including iTunes, Soundcloud, Spotify and Rdio.

T"[#Music] uses Twitter activity, including Tweets and engagement, to detect and surface the most popular tracks and emerging artists," said Twitter's Stephen Philips on the company blog.

"It also brings artists' music-related Twitter activity front and centre: go to their profiles to see which music artists they follow and listen to songs by those artists. And, of course, you can tweet songs right from the app."

Incredible to think but Twitter's Vine app is barely only a few months old, yet it has already gone from being an experimental way of shooting micro movies, through to the fave new tool of pornographers and back again.

The question I have now though is are people still using the service? From an anecdotal point of view it doesn't appear to be that many. It is a long while since I have seen any of the people I follow on Twitter post a Vine, though maybe they are just posting them on Vine itself and not sharing.

As for me I managed a grand total of two Vines before inspiration, and the ludicrous demands of my two child stars (more Jammy Dodgers!?) scuppered my plans

Doing a search on Twitter still reveals a significant burst of traffic (about eight to ten shares per minute on Twitter in UK AM and I guess it is a lot more when the US wakes up), but it is clearly much smaller than it was during its launch period.

There have also been brands jumping on the Vine bandwagon - notably ASOS and Marmite.

The format needs to find its niche, a bit like Instagram did, but the key issue for Twitter and Vine is time. Twitter took several years before it finally took off and went mainstream. Now we expect apps and services to be successful within the first twelve months. Vine needs to find a degree of momentum to keep it afloat while people work out quite what it is useful for. Over to you Twitter...

Anyhow just to underline the potential of the format here is a Vine which Mashable thinks might be the best Vine ever. Really superb stuff.

The WSJ has a report today that Facebook is considering using Twitter style hashtags to help people stay up to date with breaking stories and key conversations on its social networking platform.

According to the paper hashtags are currently being tested so that users can track conversations about specific topics. The paper also notes that Facebook has been using hash tags by stealth since its acquisition of the Instagram image sharing service which uses them

The paper says

Facebook is testing whether to follow Twitter's lead and allow users to click on a hashtag to pull up all posts about similar topics or events so it can quickly index conversations around trending topics and build those conversations up, giving users more reason to stay logged in and see more ads. Instagram, which Facebook acquired last year, already uses hashtags, allowing users to sort photos by the symbol.

So is this a god idea - of just further evidence that Facebook is becoming more like Twitter and vice versa?

Well in some ways people are already using hash tags on Facebook. People who joint post to Twitter and Facebook simultaneously have to keep to Twitter's rules - so that means less than 160 characters and sometimes use of hash tags.

Some Facebook users will post hash tags to highlight certain topics to underline to their friends that they are posting about a specific issue.

I could see hash tags on Facebook working well. It will be interesting to see how they operate though. Would you just be presented with posts from your friends? Or would you also be able to see fan pages? I guess to make it work properly you would also need to see posts from people you aren't friends with too.

Didn't see this one coming. There's going to be another big player in the online music market - Twitter.

In a scoop from Cnet, the website says that after acquiring the music discovery service We Are Hunted last year Twitter is now going to put together an Apple iPhone and iPad iOS app called Twitter Music that enables users to find new music and see what their friends are listening to.

It could be available as soon as the end of the month.

According to Cnet it will work by...

'...suggesting artists and songs to listen to based on a variety of signals, and is personalised based on which accounts a user follows on Twitter. Songs are streamed to the app via SoundCloud.'

The move might be a little surprising but it makes a lot of sense for Twitter.

Firstly Facebook has dallying in the music streaming space via its clever alliance with Spotify. Twitter wants to evolve into a more mainstream media company more like Facebook, so adding music to its menu of services is an essential move.

Twitter also boasts accounts from a lot of high profile musicians many of whom have millions of followers too, and I imagine that their input will be incorporated into the app.

There's a lot more detail about how the service will work at the Cnet article, but to give you a brief picture the service works around four main tabs.

'Suggested' recommends songs and artists based on a user's follower graph -- artists they are following, and artists that other people they follow are following. #NowPlaying brings in links to songs tweeted by people you follow who tweet using that hashtag.
Popular' brings in songs trending on We are Hunted, and an 'Emerging' tab tracks up-and-coming artists.'

When the user taps on the file then they are taken to any music that is stored on SoundCloud, or to song previews from the iTunes store.


Personally I think that the weakness with the service is the Soundcloud/iTunes support. Twitter really should have opted for Spotify (in Europe) and maybe Pandora (in the US) both of which offer full streaming of tracks and have massive online catalogues.

What I can see this app doing is giving artists who use Twitter the chance to get closer to their followers.

However I am not sure how popular it will prove to be?

What do you think? Are you ready to find out about the people you follows music taste? Or do you find the 'now playing' streams on Facebook irritating and think Twitter Music could be just as annoying?

Do you use Tweetdeck to monitor Twitter? There are lots of other Twitter clients out there - Hootsuite is another highly useful one - but Tweetdeck which was born in the UK and then bought by Twitter a few years ago is the one that seems to be most popular this sided of The Pond at least.

So it is sad, and a little surprising then that Twitter seems to be stripping back the service. Apparently the company is to drop its support for some versions -namely TweetDeck Air, TweetDeck for Android and TweetDeck for iPhone apps and instead focus on the web version of the apps.

The app versions for both Mac and Windows PCs will remain but all the investment will be going in the direction of the web version.

The mobile app versions will be withdrawn from app stores in May and stop working soon after.

"In many ways, doubling down on the TweetDeck web experience and discontinuing our app support is a reflection of where our TweetDeck power-users are going. Over the past few years, we've seen a steady trend towards people using TweetDeck on their computers and Twitter on their mobile devices," Twitter said in a blog post.

So is this sensible rationalisation? Or is Twitter needlessly running the service into the ground? To be honest I use the web version all the time and even though there have been times I have used the others - both apps and Windows - I can't envisage using them in the future. Then however there are people who love the Tweetdeck phone apps who are going to be disappointed by this.

What do you think?


A lot of those obsessed with Twitter already probably figured out this feature existed a while ago, but today everyone's talking about the fact it's possible to delete direct messages from someone else's inbox after you've hit send. Well, kind of.

Today Cnet and Lifehacker wrote about the clever ability to wipe a message straight from someone else's DM inbox by simply clicking on the trash can icon. Yep, it's as simple as that.

Of course the main problem is that most people are so obsessed with what their followers are saying about them that they have push and email notifications set up, meaning your silly/drunken/lovesick words may still reach them after you've deleted the offending DM.

You could just try not spilling your heart out over the internet or talking to people face to face instead, but we realise that's a big ask in 2013.


Today Twitter announced that it's going to be making a number of changes to the way users search from their mobile phones, by serving up different types of data in results and therefore (hopefully) providing them with more relevant content.

The new interface, which should be rolling out to users soon, will include all kinds of content, like photos, tweets and even suggested users all in one stream. This way users won't be directed to a single tweet if they're looking for mentions of a topic, but instead will be shown people that tweet regular about it, which is much more useful, right?

Let us know in the comments below whether you think the new feature is useful or confusing.

[Via The Next Web]

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Another day, another new feature from the guys at Twitter HQ. Today it's not an all singing, all dancing new app, but just a few tweaks to the way you view photos and videos on the micro-blogging platform.

Now when you click on an image when you're browsing through a user's feed or amongst search results, a blown up version will take over the page (as above), so you don't have to navigate away anywhere else.

As well as images getting a revamp, videos that are from the Vine app, YouTube or Vimeo will also start appearing soon in the media gallery alongside regular images.

The update comes at a perfect time when we've all been crazily making little Vine videos and visual media is clearly paramount for the Twitter team at the moment in order to get people sharing more and create a more engaging experience.

[Via Twitter Blog]

twitter-thumb.jpgFor those crazy conspiracy theory nutcases amongst you who think Twitter and Facebook were purely set up in order to pass our details onto the government, then you'll be surprised to know that Twitter has revealed it's hardly ever handed personal information over to the police when they've asked for it. But then again they WOULD say that wouldn't they?

Even though there have been a number of very high profile cases over the past year or so that involve trolling incidents, in its new Transparency Report, Twitter claims that it only once handed the personal details of a user over to police here in the UK over the past six months.

That's not to say it hasn't been a little more cooperative in other countries, with an estimated 57% of information being divulged across the globe to those who requested it.

But Twitter won't just go handing over details because you're wearing a uniform, according to the report there are many reasons why the micro-blogging may not comply, including investigations that fail to identify one specific Twitter account, overly broad requests and those that have been challenged by users after Twitter initially approached them.

[Via Telegraph]


Since we started tweeting, unfriending, retweeting, hashtagging, tagging, following, instagramming and blocking one another online we've started using a lot of crazy words that have well and truly ingrained themselves into our vocabulary. However, the French aren't happy that such ridiculous and anglicised 'words' are becoming so popular, so from now on the word 'hashtag' is no longer an acceptable thing in France.

Instead of saying 'hashtag' when they refer to... um... hashtags... French people now must say "mot-dièse", which translates to 'sharp word' in English. There's a department of the French government called Commission Générale de Terminologie et de Néologie, which was set up to promote the awesomeness of the French language (we're pretty sure they just can't get enough of the word awesomeness). It's these guys that have been working on the big ol' 'hashtag' dilemma, because they want to keep France hip and relevant to the internet, but not let any silly, English words infiltrate their beautiful language.

But don't worry, if you find yourself in France and accidentally say 'hashtag' you wont' be prosecuted by some crazy, Orwellian secret police service and even French Twitter users won't get told off, but it is now a legal requirement for official correspondence and legislation to use 'mot-dièse' instead.

As Mashable writes, it's not the first time the French have felt a little irritated by internet-y words, as the government replaced 'email' and 'courriel' with French ones, attempted to replace 'blog' and have banned the words 'Facebook' and 'Twitter' from TV and radio shows in order to stop the promotion of brands.

For many it can be seen as a positive nod to patriotism that a country would want to protect their language so fiercely, but as more and more similar words become commonplace in our everyday conversations we really wonder how long such strict protection can last and how much widespread impact governmental laws like this one banning 'hashtag' will actually have on the way regular people converse in their daily lives. We'd guess very little.

[Via Mashable]

vine-app-screenshot.jpgYesterday the world imploded because Twitter's new service Vine served up porn for those who went looking for it and stupidly posted a rather x-rated videoy-viney-thing in the Editor's Picks section of the app too.

Everyone went from declaring Vine the 'next big thing' to suggesting it's the work of the devil. Well now we can all calm down and breathe, because Twitter has been working relentlessly to address the big porn and penis problem Vine's been facing.

Now Twitter has tweaked the app so that searches for run-of-the-mill porn terms like #porn and #sex don't present any results. However, there's no way of policing every bit of content and they'll still be plenty of very 'adult' stuff on the app, it just won't be quite as easy to find.

Twitter still stands by its policy that other users are responsible for flagging up anything they deem inappropriate:

"Users can report videos as inappropriate within the product if they believe the content to be sensitive or inappropriate (e.g. nudity, violence, or medical procedures).

"Videos that have been reported as inappropriate have a warning message that a viewer must click through before viewing the video."

This is a good idea, but many are questioning whether Apple will intervene soon and deem Vine just far too porny for its own good.

[Via Telegraph]


Twitter's new video sharing app Vine was only officially launched last week and we're already all creating short, silly clips of everything from our cooking exploits, ridiculous faces, morning commutes and lots of filthy porn too apparently.

As you'd expect from a brand new service there are those who aren't convinced and are being very vocal about it, labelling Vine a boring fad, but we're all about embracing new services, especially if they offer something a bit different and there are ways to avoid the naughty bits...

So here are five reasons why we love Twitter's new video app so far:

1. It's just so easy to use

If you really need it there's a quick walkthrough that shows you how to record your first Vine, but to be honest it's so simple and intuitive that we're confident you'll get it straight away. Just press the camera button and hold your finger down when you want to record something. You can do it all in one go or little chunks. You're then taken to a screen much like Instagram's, which allows you to add a caption, add a location or share with your social networks. Simple.

2. You can become a stop motion pro (kinda)

We've seen some pretty clever vines so far (we're calling the videos vines, that's OK, right?), but the ones that are particularly making us laugh are those that use basic stop motion animation in order to make things that don't move MOVE ON THEIR OWN. Admittedly these are the kinds of silly tactics that have made some people roll their eyes at the new app, but we just can't get enough of inanimate objects dancing around at the moment. Ask us in a week and we'll probably have a little cry about it.

3. Seamless Twitter integration (obviously)

Vine has been created by the team at Twitter, so as you'd expect there's seamless integration, which makes it really easy to upload to the micro-blogging platform, you can see vines within your stream and to embed a vine elsewhere you can easily just take the same steps you would have in the past to embed a tweet.

4. There's a sense of community already

Vine has been made by Twitter, but there are already plenty of people using Vine on its own and not necessarily sharing their creations with their Twitter followers every single time. Although we're encouraged to share our vines elsewhere (and many of us already do), just like Instagram we think we'll see circles of those that like to share their vines and make connections independently from any other service.

5. It's ideal for recipes or anything that shows a process speeded up

We don't doubt that there are thousands of weird and wonderful ways you can use Vine, but it particularly lends itself to following a process, like cooking something spectacular or getting to work on a morning. This means it'll be interesting for brands to tell stories, for people to record events, make tutorials and all kinds of other things...

And a few things we don't like...

1. All of the porn

We're not implying we're against porn here (or for it, stop putting pressure on us, OKAY?), but people uploading dodgy, adult content may well threaten the app for everyone.

According to reports this morning, a quick search for the #porn tag reveals all kinds of things you don't want to see over your breakfast. Vine itself is censorship-free and the idea is that the community will help to self regulate and flag up inappropriate content, but if people keep uploading dodgy stuff then Apple could wade in and deem it too x-rated for your poor, little eyes.

2. No ability to make things private (yet)

We get it, Vine and Twitter and social media generally is all about sharing and making your content public and accessible. But for various reasons that's an issue for some people, whether they're super secretive and a bit weird or have problems with stalkers. Although many people wouldn't use a private, locked option like you can activate on Twitter, the fact that option doesn't exist yet on the new app will definitely stop some people vining their way through the next few months.

3. Ads and ads and ads and ads

There aren't many yet, at all, but just like spam comments and weird ads have started to infiltrate Instagram a lot over the past few months, we imagine there'll make their way onto Vine pretty quickly. This is all the more reason to go looking for cool new content, but be aware that a new platform is really what you make of it, so follow great people and you'll have the best experience.

4. Babies, kittens and everything else we hate about the internet

All of the people that drive you insane with their incessant updates about cats and babies and food on other social networks will probably start using Vine at some point or another. So get ready for 64,348 vines of little Matilda crawling and crying. And crawling then crying. And crawling again.

5. It COULD all get a bit dull

The things that are getting us excited about Vine now, like cooking clips, stop motion thingies and silly voices could well start to grate on us a few months down the line. And when we say months, we mean hours.

If you haven't tried out Vine yet, then get it from iTunes for free.

judge-gavel.jpgIn one of the first cases of its kind, a judge in the US has ruled that two news organisations have infringed on the copyrights of photographer Daniel Morel, because they used photos he posted to Twitter without prior permission.

Morel took a number of photographs of the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti in 2010 and through a long process they found themselves on Agence France-Presse and The Washington Post. When questioned AFP said that all Twitter photos are basically fair game, which the judge clearly didn't agree with.

Of course this is just a one-off ruling and maybe shouldn't be seen as a definitive rule that if you lift something from Twitter you'll be taken to court. But having said that we don't advise you to go ahead and start stealing photos from Twitter left, right and centre, especially if it's for commercial purposes, because it's clear some people are really possessive over the content they upload to the site and will take action if they're feeling angry enough.

The Verge asked Twitter what the official stance on all of this is, to which the team responded, "as has always been our policy, Twitter users own their photos."

[Via The Verge Image via Steakpinball's Flickr]

It's been a while since anyone's stepped up to the plate and tried to compete with Twitter - or they just fail miserably from the word go and we never end up hearing about them - but now Twitpic founder Noah Everett thinks his for something that'll rival the micro-blogging platform.

The Twitter rival is called Heello, which is cute and catchy, and allows you to share posts, photos, videos and check-ins privately or publicly.

The micro-blogging platform is clearly trying to position itself as a Twitter rival and addresses issues of ownership and closed networks on its website:

"As other social networks are walling themselves off, we are committed to providing an open ecosystem for everyone, with our user's best interest always in mind.

"Also as a user you will always own your data."

The Next Web draws similarities between Heello and, but it looks like Everett's offering will be more appealing to most for now because it's free.

We're not sure whether there's really a market for ANOTHER Twitter-alike right now, but it'll be interesting to see if some irritated users do start to jump ship and look elsewhere over the coming months, because if they do Heello is certainly a good option.

Check out:

[Via The Next Web]

twitter-logo-awesome.jpgHave you ever wondered whether all of your snarky tweets about X Factor and hilarious little quips about those working in social media could be collected into one place, so you can just sit there and browse through your own awesomeness? Well narcissists of the internet, that's now possible, as Twitter is introducing a way for you to download all of the garbage you've been tweeting over the past few years into one handy file.

According to reports from Venture Beat and The Next Web, the feature has been rumoured for some time and now a select number of users will see a "Your Twitter Archive" option on their settings page.

If you're one of the lucky ones to have the feature early, then when you click on that link you'll be able to download all of your tweets, which will be emailed to you as a zip file in an html format. From there you can see all of your word vomit from the beginning of time (or when you signed up) and can browse by month.

Although we imagine this could in some way be useful for brands charting the way their content has evolved over the years we mainly just think it's a bit pointless. The last thing we want to see is how dumb we sounded a year ago when we thought we were being really hilarious.

Do you plan on downloading your tweets? If so TELL US WHY THE HELL YOU'D BOTHER...

[Via Venture Beat]

twitter-instagram-rivals-2.jpgLast week Instagram threw all of its toys out of the pram and sabotaged the way its photos looked in tweets so that users would be more inclined to click away from the micro-blogging platform and into the arms of the photo app's new web presence.

Well now things have taken a turn for the worse and Instagram has pulled its photos completely from your Twitter stream, so all users will now see is a link to where your photo lives online. This latest move admittedly seems extreme, but does make more sense than just turning Instagram snaps into stupid cropped squares.

Twitter officially acknowledged Instagram's move over the weekend and now many are speculating as to whether it'll sit back and let the changes happen or add filters to its photo service, a rumour we've heard a lot over the past year. Despite the fact Instagram is really popular and many won't stray from its dedicated community, we imagine those who like to share their photos on Twitter and want them to look good could be swayed if the micro-blogging platform creates a rival service.

[Via Venture Beat]

susan-boyle.jpgLast week everyone's boring working day was made around 495,493 times better by the fact that Susan Boyle's PR team accidentally introduced the most hilarious hashtag known to man into their tweets about her new album #susanalbumparty. OH LOLZ.

So we thought it'd be a great opportunity to collect together our top five hashtag fails of all time from big brands that should have known better.

1. #susanalbumparty

To promote her new album, Party, the star's PR team decided simply using the three words
Susan Album Party would make the most succinct and memorable hashtag. Fair. However, squish them together and most people's filthy little minds would decipher it as Su's Anal Bum Party. Well, you know what they say. IT'S ALWAYS THE QUIET ONES.

2. #rimjobs

Research in Motion, or RIM for short, decided to take to Twitter to find new employees. So the company has jobs going. The company is called RIM. Why wouldn't the hashtag just be rimjobs? Well, because the term "rimjob" actually refers to something else. Something that we don't imagine many big brands would want to really be tweeting about or aligned with in any way, shape or form.

If you don't know what a rimjob is we're really not in the mood to tell you, but we're sure the guys at Urban Dictionary would be happy to enlighten you.

3. #waitrosereasons

This hashtag is admittedly nowhere near as laugh out loud funny as anal parties or rimjobs, so no one can really criticise the social media team responsible for choosing it. However, it's the way Twitter users started to use the hashtag that made everyone chuckle, because they began hilariously mocking the brand for being a bit posh.

Fans of the brand were asked to explain in 140 characters why they love shopping at the middle class supermarket and the hashtag #waitrosereasons was a nice touch. But instead of writing about how awesome it is, pieces of comedy gold like this were tweeted:

"I shop at Waitrose because their Swan burgers are good enough for the Queen #waitrosereasons"

And our personal favourite:

"I also shop at Waitrose because I was once in the Holloway Road branch and heard a dad say 'Put the papaya down, Orlando!' #waitrosereasons"

4. #mcdstories

Just like #waitrosereasons, the #mcdstories hashtag doesn't really sound that offensive. But it DID urge people to tell their memorable stories of their times inside the yellow arches, which obviously brought out a whole host of gruesome anecdotes about fingers (and all kinds of other things) within burgers. Nice.

5. #hobbitch

Nope, not the name of some really mean little goblin from the LOTR series, but the hashtag the Swiss PR team working on The Hobbit chose to promote the film (CH being an abbreviation for Switzerland). It's probably fairly harmless in Switzerland, so isn't a fail on the same scale as Susan and her Party, but it is kinda funny all the same.

[Image via @susanboylemusic]

twitter-instagram-rivals.jpgIt seems like every photo app and every social network has, at some time or another, tried to "take on" Instagram and give the super popular retro app some stiff competition. Well now it's Twitter's turn, because according to a report in the New York Times this weekend, the micro-blogging platform is set to add photo filters to its current offering. But will anyone really bypass their favourite app in favour of Twitter?

According to the report, Twitter will start adding photo filters to its current mobile app, allowing users to upload their snaps straight to the social network without the need to tweak them elsewhere.

It's still early days and nothing has been confirmed by the social network yet, but the NY Times claims to have spoken to a number of insiders.

Facebook was rumoured to be creating an Instagram competitor at one point, but instead bought up the app and then created its own-branded Camera photo app, which certainly made us all sit up and take notice of its efforts, but proved a bit of a disappointment and hasn't replaced our Insta-love.

[Via The New York Times]

Looking like a Pinterest for your personal and branded social media platforms, RebelMouse aims to gather most of your digital footprint in one handy place for others to see (Facebook, Twitter and Instragram for now but we expect them to tie in other channels as the platform matures).

Besides the initial questions surrounding Facebook and how its privacy settings work, this startup looks promising. Still in beta, with a growing list of tech titans and social media personalities signed up to it already, the service could just be exactly what we've been waiting for.

So what is it that could make RebelMouse the next big thing in social curation?


RebelMouse clearly got the memo that visual content is compelling. Taking the formula of bite sized posts with a header, subheader and an image (already proved popular through the success of Pinterest), you're instantly drawn into the stories or updates as you scroll through a user's profile.

To remind you of that all-important image, RebelMouse has created its own share button 'Stick it!' (like the 'Pin it' of Pinterest or 'Take it to Branch' of.. well Branch) for when you want to share a story you've stumbled across on the web.

This brings me to the next point. RebelMouse also focuses on the user-experience. Like a blog come Twitter come Facebook, it makes it very easy to (re)produce content with just a couple of clicks. Hassle-free content creation and aggregation!

From the opposite perspective, for visitors it is a great way to learn about the person or brand in one go without having to look at all three of their social streams. Who knows what you might have missed when you were busy doing other things?

You can also invite 'collaborators' to appear in your stream, which will be very handy for companies or publications where their employees' social media activity is as important as the company's.

Design wise you are fairly limited to what your profile looks like. The current minimalistic look appeals to me, but when coming out of beta and into advance mode you will be able to 'hack your own CSS for your RebelMouse site.

But how does RebelMouse plan to make any money off its free service, besides the planned personalised iOS apps? According to Mashable '"[it] hopes to monetise organically by providing businesses an e-commerce platform, allowing people such as photographers and fashion designers to sell their wares in a dynamic, visual way. Another form of monetization they plan on is sponsored content'.

A note of warning though. When you sign up to RebelMouse (using your Facebook, Twitter or Instragram log ins), you're giving it access to grab your content from these profiles. If you, like me, use social networks for different purposes - private (Facebook) and public (Twitter/Instagram) - you should perhaps think twice before granting RebelMouse access to all networks. From what I could see, it only curated my 'public' Facebook updates, but I revoked access either way just to be on the safe side.

Are you ready to be curated?

This story was first published by digital content agency Sutro Digital.

Most of Twitter can be divided into three categories, social media "experts" tweeting about infographics, award ceremonies and blogger lists, Justin Bieber fans tweeting about Justin Bieber and celebrities tweeting about how awesome/boring their lives are.

Some celebrities clearly leave the tweeting to their management teams, some take to it like a duck to water and some tweet and tweet and tweet then get mad when crazy people start to respond. So mad that they throw big strops, get aggressive, start ranting (we're looking at you Kanye) or quit Twitter for good (or at least pretend to).

Here are just five sparkling celebs who threw online tantrums and decided to leave Twitter to the Justin Bieber fans, Katy Perry wannabes and marketing "gurus" at least for a few months before they came running back to the big blue bird.

[All Images via Press Association]

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