Oprah Tweets, 103K Follow

By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 17, 2009 11:16 AM CDT
This Aug. 30, 2008, file photo shows Oprah Winfrey as she speaks in Whitesboro, NJ.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Still learning the ropes of microblogging, Oprah Winfrey posted her first tweet this morning, the Chicago Tribune reports. In her first tweet—“HI TWITTERS . THANK YOU FOR A WARM WELCOME. FEELING REALLY 21st CENTURY”—she committed the Twitter faux pas of writing in all caps and using the wrong term for Twitter adherents, or "Tweeple.” Nonetheless, her feed already has 103,000 followers—and the number is climbing by the second.