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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:45 AM
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Chavez is all aTwitter

Chvez -- or @chavezcandanga -- has amassed some 720,000 followers since he introduced himself to the world of Twitter back in April. Chvez has no doubt attracted followers around the globe, by applied to the population of his country, that would make it so that about one in 40 Venezuelans were his Twitter contacts.

That's too much for one man to handle alone. The Guardian reports that Chvez claims to have brought on an enormous squad of Twitter wranglers to master the hundreds of thousands of requests for help that have come in thus far:

The leftist leader ordered the establishment of a 200-strong team to process and respond to the avalanche of messages complaining about government services and requesting help.

"This telephone is close to melting. Now I am aware of many things going on here," said Chvez, brandishing his BlackBerry, during a recent televised meeting with police officials.

Since signing on to the service in April, Venezuela's leader has routinely ordered ministers to attend to specific tweets. Told of an apparent mugging and kidnapping, he tweeted: "I'm telling minister Tarek to investigate!!
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