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English Tweeter Becomes Twitter Celebrity

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English Tweeter Becomes Twitter Celebrity

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English Tweeter Becomes Twitter Celebrity

English Tweeter Becomes Twitter Celebrity

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Stephen Holmes didn't know what he was in for when he tweeted rapper Kanye West to ask what kind of toothpaste he used on his diamond teeth. That pithy question earned Holmes the spot as the only person Kanye himself chose to follow. Overnight, the English tweeter became a minor Twitter celebrity.

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Stephen Holmes didn't know what he was in for when he tweeted rapper Kanye West about what kind of toothpaste he used on his diamond teeth. That pithy question earned Holmes the spot as the only person Kanye himself chose to follow. Overnight, the English tweeter became a minor Twitter celebrity. And when he complained, quote, "I feel pressured to say amusing and witty tweets now," Kanye advised, tweet strong, young man. Tweet strong.

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