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Defining moments of Twitter

tech-reviews Updated: Jan 20, 2010 19:40 IST
Zeba Siddiqui
Zeba Siddiqui
Hindustan Times
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Twitter has been in the news as much as it’s broken the news. Here’s looking at some of the defining moments of Twitter recently:

Chetan Bhagat fiasco: Author Chetan Bhagat was the butt of several jokes after he blocked Saad Akhtar, the creator of the web comic Fly You Fools, after the latter disagreed and got the better of Bhagat over an argument on the piracy of books. Thousands of tweeple ganged up against the author and started contributing to the jokes on him on the trend ‘Chetan Blocks’.

Tharoor Tweets: One of the earliest on Twitterverse, from discussing his travel preferences to publicly discussing his ministerial decisions, Tharoor’s done it all. His comments on travelling with the ‘cattle class’ when he travelled in Economy caused much furore.

The Break-Up: They followed, they unfollowed and then, they followed again. Priyanka Chopra and Shahid Kapoor took their ‘break-up’ to a completely new level by advertising it by unfollowing each other.

Emran Hashmi: The actor had to face flak from his Tum Mile director, Kunal Deshmukh after he posted pictures from the movie on his Twitter page, before its release.

Nandy tweets: Veteran tweeter, Pritish Nandy, is known to openly voice his opinions on the platform. But his tweeting about not liking Kareena’s performance in Kambakht Ishq enough, had the actress snap back at him. Director Karan Johar also felt that Nandy “seems to have too much time” when Nandy posted a link to a not-so-good review of Kurbaan on his Twitter page.

Scandalicious: In another bid for publicity, Mallika Sherawat posted a picture of Brett Ratner, Hrithik Roshan and herself on Twitter, revealing to the world about the co-director of Kites, and tweeting, “There’s your scandal”.

Famoustweets

Here’s what some of Bollywood glitterati have tweeted recently:

Shah Rukh Khan @iamsrk : “am sure if my aunt met me now also...she will say beta when will u start working havent u wasted enough time in films and games.”

Abhishek Bachchan @juniorbachchan: “ladies and gentlemen presenting.... @mustafarocks: @juniorbachchan u stupid no talent nothing only coz big b son ur in film fraternity”

Shahid Kapoor @ShahidKapoor: “listen yaar plz stop dhamkaoing me tryin my best to respond as much as i can fituafion ko famjho pleef”

Farhan Akhtar @FarOutAkhtar: “A pregnant goldfish is called a Twit... so the next time someone says "You're such a pregnant goldfish!!!!"... you know what they mean.”

Mahesh Bhatt @MaheshNBhatt: “Feeling of triumph!Pitched the story of Jism 2 to Pooja and Niranjan. Their body response said it all. The story works.The body does'nt lie”

Karan Johar @kjohar: “has technlogy killed romance? is eternal love a thing of the past? is fidelity a dinosaur? and is cynicism the order of the day? think...”

Mallika Sherawat @mallikaLA “OL! BEST ANGELS POSTER YET? wth mor cast! @priyankachopra @ShazBoy Wow...luk wot I saw on my net travels; http://twi.gy/A85w ! Is ths4real?”

Riteish Deshmukh @RiteishD: “"riteish is as wooden as a tree trunk!".... was my first movie review. (my performance was environment friendly). GO GREEN”

Vivek Oberoi @vivek_oberoi: “For all those who sent gaalis n insults conning me...hahaha!!! I've done that to my firangi co-stars so often...so I know ;)”

Imran Khan @1mrankhan: “I'm sending ninjas to kill the next person who suggests I wear 'clothes'. You're all not helping.”

Gul Panag @gulpanag: “Also I think fit people will live longer & healthier than skinny size zero types (so say experts) in other words: size 0= #fail”

Pritish Nandy @PritishNandy: “I loved Jyoti Basu and what he stood for. He loved his whiskey and his Marxism, in that order.”