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Charlie Sheen, Twitter and the truth about social media

Twitter is proving to be a popular destination for television celebrities once they find themselves removed from the small screen. Take Conan O'Brien, for instance, who can probably attribute some of his post-Tonight Show success to the social media presence he built up following his split with NBC.

The latest television star to find himself on the popular microblogging site, however, might be the most interesting, and not necessarily in a good way.

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Will paid tweets become the new paid links?

Now that Google and Bing have access to Twitter's firehose, the speculation about over how Twitter data could eventually be used as a search engine ranking factor has begun.

Since there's not a whole lot of text (and context) in 140 character tweets, it seems likely that if Google and Bing want to use Twitter as some sort of ranking factor, they'll look to the links that are spread on Twitter and who is spreading them.

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