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The Most Memorable Celebrity Twitter Battles [INFOGRAPHIC]

Celebrities and Twitter can be a spicy mix, with titans clashing for the top-followers spot and battles breaking out with 140-character barbs that would horrify the most lenient of publicists.

The infographic below from web hosting company HostGator takes a look at some of the most memorable celebrity Twitter battles, from Kirstie Alley and Charlie Sheen to Lady Gaga and Katy Perry.

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Here’s How Much 18 Different Celebrities Get Paid To Tweet [INFOGRAPHIC]

Not all tweets are created equal.

Celebrities are often paid up to six figures to send a single sponsored message. The Huffington Post put together a breakdown of how much exactly 18 different celebrities get paid to tweet.

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Joan Rivers Dishes On Her Twitter Strategy At Internet Week NY

Internet Week NY is in full swing, and one of the most packed events so far was Joan Rivers’ keynote yesterday afternoon.

The mother of irreverent comedy was interviewed by Shira Lazar, the cofounder of What’s Trending, for a conversation about the Internet’s impact on comedy.

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Warren Buffet Joins Twitter, Gets Immediately Verified After One Tweet

Apparently all you need to do to get verified on Twitter is be Warren Buffet.

The influential Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway joined Twitter yesterday afternoon, sent out a single tweet, and already has the coveted blue check mark next to his Twitter handle.

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Top 25 Celebrities On Chinese Twitter (Sina Weibo)

We recently shared some insight into the Chinese social media landscape, which consists of 513 million Internet users and 84% of those users contributing to social networks.

That’s the highest rate in the entire world.

With Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and YouTube banned in China, Chinese social media users are logging onto Sina Weibo (China’s Twitter), Renren (China’s Facebook), Tencent Weibo (China’s Tumblr) and Tudou (China’s YouTube) instead. And doing so with incredible quantity.

Sina Weibo has about 300 million users, with Renren at 200 million, Tencent Weibo at 425 million, and Tudou at an amazing 431 million users.

Synthesio, a global social-media monitoring company, created the following infographic as part of its “China Social Media Listening Month” to find out which celebrities are the most popular on Chinese social media.

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First Lady Michelle Obama Joins Twitter

To celebrate her 49th birthday, FLOTUS Michelle Obama officially joined the Twitters.

Wonder what her handle is?

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Twitter Comedienne Jenny Johnson On Chris Brown, Tweeting About Her Husband And Her TV Pilot

The name “Jenny Johnson” reached near-household status last year thanks to the comedienne’s very public Twitter spat with Chris Brown.

Glamour magazine spoke to Johnson and got some intriguing insights about what went down with Brown, and more.

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The Pope Already Outpacing Justin Bieber On Twitter

Here’s a comparison we never thought we’d make: the Pope is proving to be more Twitter-popular than pop culture tween icon Justin Bieber.

In his first full week on Twitter, Pope Benedict XVI is already scoring impressive stats.

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Breaking Down Entertainment’s Year On Twitter

It’s the time of year for “year in review” reflections, and Twitter itself got us off to a solid start with their official look back at 2012.

Earlier this morning, we shared with you a handy tool for taking a graphical look at your own year on Twitter.

Now we’re turning to another big player to get a bird’s eye view (forgive us) of 2012 Twitter behavior: the entertainment industry.

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Celebrity Twitter Quitters

With Chris Brown’s recent highly publicized departure from and return to Twitter following a controversial feud with comedian Jenny Johnson, we thought it might be a good time to take a look at some other celebrity Twitter quitters, and why they left.

Miley Cyrus quit Twitter back in 2009 after, as she says in this video she posted about leaving Twitter, she wanted to start “living for moments instead of living for people.” She’s since returned.

• Adele quit Twitter in November after news broke that the singer had given birth, and Twitter trolls started bombarding the site with disgusting insults.

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