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Tweeting? They're all @ it now

From celebrities to communal figures, Jews can’t keep their fingers off twitter.

    Amy Winehouse
    Amy Winehouse

    Lord Sugar
    Businessman and TV personality

    Lord Sugar has racked up more than 350,000 loyal followers, not bad considering The Apprentice host has only been an active tweeter for five months. A running theme has been his by now tedious battle with Piers Morgan - he suggested his first act as Chief Rabbi would be to have Morgan circumcised. Inbetween plugging his autobiography and various businesses, Sugar treats his followers to pearls of wisdom along the lines of: "Not being funny but footballer Fernando Torres should go blonde again to bring him good luck. He used to score as a blonde."

    Tweet name: @Lord_Sugar
    Total tweets: 7,850
    Following: 41
    Followers: 372,421

    Stephen Fry
    Actor and comedian

    Fry has a love-hate relationship with twitter. He joined in July 2008, then he quit, then he rejoined, then he quit again, and then he joined again. Not fond of the "aggression" and "unkindness" of some tweeters, and provoked anger with his views on women and sex. Still, he qualifies as tweet royalty with over two million followers, who doubtless will all be very upset the next time he quits.

    Lord Alan Sugar
    Lord Alan Sugar

    Tweet name: @stephenfry
    Total tweets: 8,073
    Following: 52,828
    Followers: 2,305,840

    London beth din

    Having amassed a disappointing 167 followers since its account was opened last June, the London Beth Din hardly enjoys Stephen Fry-like popularity, but is, nonetheless, the place to go if you want to know if Mojo Assorted Chews are still kosher (they are not). Latest tweets include the news that a new kosher restaurant called YUM YUM has opened in Golders Green. Indispensible.

    Tweet name: @KLBDdirect
    Total tweets: 32
    Following: 83
    Followers: 157

    David Schneider
    Comedian and actor

    Schneider says he is a "Jack of all trades, master of about two". One of those two must be the art of the humorous tweet. Schneider, one of the few Yiddish-speakers on twitter, likes to fire off witty or sarcastic messages in response to breaking news stories, much to the chagrin of Cabinet ministers. Comedians love it, though, with several famous names among his
    followers

    Tweet name: @davidschneider
    Total tweets: 8,503
    Following: 677
    Followers: 77,289

    Rabbi Yitzhak Schochet
    Mill Hill United Synagogue rabbi

    Often uses the site to vent his views on controversial issues as well as promote his blog. Recent tweets range from "same sex marriages have no place in any house of worship! Does that make me homophobic?" to "as they've blocked signals, thinking of flying to Iran with video footage of Egypt uprising to start the next one. Think they'll let me in?" He is one of the few communal leaders to use social networking sites and blogs.

    Tweet name: @RabbiYYS
    Total tweets: 681
    Following: 333
    Followers: 352

    Amy Winehouse
    Musician

    Tweets only sporadically, but famous for her spat with Jewish music producer Mark Ronson whom she tweeted: "ronson you're dead to me; one album I write and you take half the credit- make a career out of it? don't think so BRUV". She later backtracked, writing: "ronson i love you; that make it better? you know i love you- it's a jew thing".

    Tweet name: @amywinehouse
    Tweets: 60
    Following: 5
    Followers: 199,421

    Joan Rivers
    Comedienne

    What is it about twitter and celebrity broiguses? The veteran comedienne uses the site regularly, particularly to showcase her stand-up material. But she is best known for her regular tweets about wayward actress Lindsay Lohan, which caused the Means Girls star to retaliate with a series of abusive messages, including one suggesting the 77-year-old Rivers needed "botox rehab". Jewish DJ and Lohan's on-off lover Sam Ronson (sister of Mark, see above) waded in by tweeting: "Hey Joan Rivers. You have collagen older than Lindsay."

    Tweet Name: @Joan_Rivers
    Total tweets: 2,252
    Following: 162
    Followers: 363,447

    Danny Ayalon
    Israel's deputy foreign minister

    Ayalon is a regular tweeter, with daily updates in Hebrew and English. He uploads comments on foreign affairs as well as photos and videos. His comments are read by more than 8,000 followers around the world, including Foreign Secretary William Hague.

    Tweet name: @DannyAyalon
    Total tweets: 1,276
    Following: 7,958
    Followers: 8,895

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