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Thousands sign up for Oprah's 1st Tweet

April 17, 2009 at 11:08 PM   |   Comments

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CHICAGO, April 17 (UPI) -- More than 70,000 people signed up to see U.S. television personality Oprah Winfrey's first message on the micro-blogging Web site Twitter.

Her first Tweet was: "HI TWITTERS. THANK YOU FOR A WARM WELCOME. FEELING REALLY 21st CENTURY," the Chicago Tribune said, noting that most Twitter aficionados disdain those who Tweet in all caps and prefer to be addressed as Tweeple not Twitters.

Actor Ashton Kutcher was seen tutoring Winfrey on how to Twitter on Friday's episode of her chat show.

Kutcher this week became the first Twitter user to attract 1 million followers, with CNN reaching the milestone shortly after, The Tribune said.

"We will be twittering live with @Oprah tomorrow. Gentleman start your search engines. lol," the newspaper quoted Kutcher as saying in a posting Thursday afternoon.

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