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George Clooney Doesn’t Tweet Because He Likes to Drink

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Today our sister site AllTwitter revealed a not-so-surprising secret: certain super-famous people don’t like to tweet because they do like to drink.

Well, that’s the way George Clooney put it, at least. In a recent Variety interview about his new movie The Monuments Men, he explained why prominent actors like himself, Matt Damon and Brad Pitt don’t appear on Twitter:

“Just because, I like to have a drink at night. I could easily say something stupid, and I also don’t think you need to be that available. I don’t see Matt [Damon] or Brad [Pitt] or myself wanting to get our thoughts out in a 140-character-thing at 3 in the morning.

God forbid you take a sleeping pill and wake up and the sentences don’t even make sense. What a horrible idea.”

We like the way he thinks. As big charity guys, he and his friends could just pull a Leonard DiCaprio and tweet about all their non-profit/environmental endeavors. But that would be pretty boring, wouldn’t it?

We still have to agree with Dick Costolo, though: get Tina Fey and Amy Poehler or GTFO. Let’s throw Angelina Jolie in there too, because there’s no way this account is real (too many emojis).

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Farmers Protest Panera’s Shaky Anti-Antibiotics Campaign

Last week our sister site AllTwitter reported on a story that serves as a great example of a well-meaning social media marketing campaign that got a little too aggressive. Harping on the fact that it supposedly uses only “antibiotic-free” meat in its food, the Panera Bread chain’s team created a campaign pushing the message that only lazy farmers use antibiotics on their animals. This included a micro-site, a Facebook tab, and the satirical @EZChicken Twitter feed (which was more than a little over the top despite some pretty cool art direction).

We get where they were going with this project and the tagline “The Road to Delicious Is Antibiotic-Free”, but it’s hard not to conclude that any farmers who use antibiotics in any circumstance are not very good at their jobs—and that implication extends to nearly every farmer in this country. Now who supplies Panera with the meat for its sandwiches?

The response from the animal husbandry community wasn’t so positive:

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