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@GaryJBusey becomes @NotGaryBusey after Twitter suspends the parody account due to a “valid impersonation report”

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@garyjbusey is back.

For almost six hours on Monday, the infamous Twitter account was suspended because of a “valid impersonation report.” The suspension caused a Twitter uproar and resulted in some speedy changes to the account, said Pauly Casillas, one of the contributors.

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Twitter temporarily suspends @GaryJBusey because of “valid impersonation report”

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Tracy Jordan once said that celebrity deaths come in threes. Today he was proven right.

Leslie Nielsen, Irvin Kershner and now, @garyjbusey.

Today Twitter officially suspended the @garyjbusey account because they received a “valid impersonation report,” said Pauly Casillas, one of the minds behind the account.

The suspension has stirred up some serious support for the famed account. @YourFavWhiteGuy, @Jesus_M_Christ and @Nick_Nolte are only some of Twitter celebs showing their love for the “patron saint of headbutts.”

Here’s some more of what Casillas had to say about the suspension:

Twitter has said that they will activate the account as long as we change two things: The avatar and the username.
As we have been @GaryJBusey for almost two years and also have tweeted our followers to follow @THEGaryBusey out of respect, it seems as that is not enough. Of course, we will follow Twitter’s demands and comply as soon as we can, but you and I both know who the real Not Gary J Busey is.

Check out the #freegaryjbusey hashtag on Twitter for more updates.

And be sure to read our interview with the mad minds behind the account here and here.

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Twitter mood map

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As far as I can tell the average person on Twitter is a severe manic depressive with an extreme penchant for oversharing:

@deathdoublerainbow: OMG. I can’t find my shoes. Rage. I’m going to kill myself. #barefoot
@deathdoublerainbow: Hell yeah. Found shoes. Greatest day ever! #wearingshoes
@deathdoublerainbow: Shoes aren’t going to tie themselves. Lazy shoes. #overworked
@deathdoublerainbow: It’s raining and I don’t have any boots. Damnit! Thanks a lot Obama. #socialistshoecare

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Study Shows That 22 Percent Of Internet Time Is Social

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A recent Nielsen study proved what we already all knew. If you’re online, you’re most likely spending time blogging, tweeting or commenting on a friend’s drunken Facebook photo.

The study found that people spent 22 percent of their time social networking. It also found that a third of the world is using social media, and that number has increased 24 percent from last year.

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Chatroulette Creator Honored At Webby Awards

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Although there are creeps, geeks and weirdos that do some random things (some of them obscene) on Chatroulette, the site is still considered by many as a great social networking tool.

Chatroulette.com earned a Webby Award Monday night in Manhattan. Andrey Ternovskiy, the 17-year-old founder of the site, was given the “Breakout of the Year” award. (Even though his speech was 5 words that you could hardly understand, I’m certain he was glad that he won).

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New Feature: Meet The Not-Gary J. Buseys Behind @GaryJBusey

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Handshake reporter-at-large Fernando Alfonso III caught up with the people behind the fantastic @GaryJBusey Twitter account.

Check out part one of the interview here. We’ll publish part two on Thursday.

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Meet The Not-Gary J. Buseys Behind @GaryJBusey (1/2)

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This is part one of a two-part series. He calls himself the “patron saint of headbutts.” He loves sex, hates Nickelback, and enjoys sipping cervézas with @El_Danny_Trejo. His name is @GaryJBusey and his Twitter account isn’t verified. @GaryJBusey was started in 2009 by four commenters on the movie blog FilmDrunk. A love for crude humor […]

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Note From The Handshake Copy Desk: Phrase “tweet” Banned In Times Stories

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Waiting in a bus station in Plattsburgh, N.Y., last year, I listened to the CNN news anchors report about wildfires in California. They told viewers about Twitter updates from people fleeing their homes. They repeated tweets commenting on the matter. Every other sentence seemed to contain “Twitter” or “tweet.”

Where was CNN’s own reporting? Did the reporters not realize how silly they sounded reporting the news straight from Twitter.com?

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Twitter Turning Into Facebook?

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Twitter has added a “you both follow” feature, increasing the similarities between itself and Facebook.

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