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'Idiots' Have Driven Me Off Twitter: Reznor

I tried to show the real me, he says
By A Ali,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 11, 2009 3:40 PM CDT
'Idiots' Have Driven Me Off Twitter: Reznor
Musician Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails gives his five-word acceptance speech after being honored as Artist of the Year at the 13th annual Webby Awards.   (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

(Newser) – Twitter’s negative users appear to have scared away a celebrity tweeter, Rolling Stone reports. Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor delighted some fans by using his 140 characters to announce collaborations, diss Chris Cornell, and raise money for charity. But the social network is “now doing more harm than good,” Reznor writes on the group’s site. “The experiment seems to have yielded a result. Idiots rule.”

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“I decided to lower the curtain a bit and let you see more of my personality,” says Reznor, who singled out the Metal Sludge community as particularly malicious. “I watched some of you get more engaged because you started to realize there’s a person back there, and I watched some of you recoil in horror because I’m not what you projected on me.” (Read more Trent Reznor stories.)

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