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OWN Host Tells How Twitter Got Him a Book Deal

In three short years, Paul Carrick Brunson has gone from a virtually unknown matchmaker to a best-selling author with his own show on OWN. So, how did he become a “real-life Hitch”? Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the relationship coach tells how in the latest installment of Mediabistro’s  So What Do You Do?

“I’m always really transparent on social media, so I went on Twitter and tweeted to my followers that I was thinking about writing a book,” Brunson said. “And one of the associate publishers at Penguin saw it and said, ‘Hey, if you ever write something, let us know. We’d love to look at it.’ A couple months later, I sent him a direct message on Twitter and told him that I had finished the proposal, and he said that he would love to have me come in. I immediately went to New York — no agent — and sat down and had a meeting with them. Within four hours of the meeting I had a deal, and I signed it the next day.”

Read the full interview in So What Do You Do, Paul Carrick Brunson, Matchmaker and Co-host of OWN’s Lovetown, USA?

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Oprah’s Tweet Lands Her In Hot Water With Nielsen

She might be known for her ridiculous generosity on her former talk show, but Oprah Winfrey has landed herself in hot water with Nielsen by asking her fans on Twitter to give her something: their ratings.
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Twitter Explains Photo Ownership: “you own your tweets and photos will be part of your tweets.”

In the wake of Twitter’s announcement that they are building their own photo sharing service, questions about who will actually own the photos uploaded to Twitter.com (via photobucket) started flying. And the short answer? You will own them, just like you own everything you tweet out onto Twitter.
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