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‘Weinergate’ reveals perils of tweeting in public eye

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The Pew Internet and American Life Project recently published a new survey showing a 5 percent bump in Twitter usage since November, just as the social networking site had been making headlines in connection with Rep. Anthony Weiner.

As the Twitter population rises, the potential public impact of those 140-character messages arguably increases as well, especially for notable users with large followings, such as Rep. Weiner, who resigned as a result of getting caught sending raunchy photos via Twitter.

Full story at Discovery News.

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