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Beware! Twitter can cause a bruised eye!

Has Twitter taken over today’s modern mind? Do you tweet every ten minutes? If yes, be cautious! Tweeting can be hazardous…

tech reviews Updated: Jun 02, 2009 21:02 IST

Mr James Coleman, a 23 year old from Britain, was 'tweeting' to his followers on his Blackberry while jogging to work when he hit a branch and crashed to the pavement, suffering a badly bruised black eye

Mr. Coleman even recorded the accident on Friday on the social networking site by posting "Running to work, very late. Smacked my face against a branch, hurts. Forgot how tall I am. Danger of twittering..." followed by, "Got to work, changed and sat at desk. Low lying branch twittering is unadvised. Best get on with some work."

Twitter was launched in 2006 but has boomed in recent months and now has an estimated 14 million users worldwide. Hollywood star Ashton Kutcher is nearing the two million mark.

In May, Twitter-addict Demi Moore posted a picture of herself in sunglasses with a missing tooth on her profile. And astronaut Michael J. Massimino updated the progress of the Hubble Space Telescope repair mission, marking the first time Twitter was used in space.