Super News keeps its eye on Twitter in new, celebrity-focused video

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Looks like the folks at Super News on have come up with a sequel to their popular Twouble with Twitters video (THE FAIL WHALE!!!).

This time they take on the influx of celebrities on Twitter, particularly with Ashton Kutcher and Shaquille O'Neal hitting the million follower count recently. There's also a particularly funny shot at Jimmy Fallon, particularly if you just don't get his appeal. And there's a fun Diddy drinking game that only adds to the celebrity appeal.

And, of course, we can't forget Oprah has blessed the Twittershpere as well.

But aside from showing that their lives, at least on Twitter, are just as banal as the rest of us, what can we learn from really popular, rich people who reach down from the heavens to bless us with their wisdom - without the courtesy of a followback?

It goes beyond celebrities a bit and touches on the questions of popularity, usefulness and saturation that a lot of people are asking about Twitter now. Nevermind whether it can make money, can it be integrated into our society of communication and tweet on the fine line between essential tool and overkill?

For people who are just getting on to Twitter but aren't sure what to do with it, or for those who haven't logged on yet because they don't see the value, here's the key: It is what you make of it.

Want it to be a messaging service with friends? Done.

Want it to be a news reader? Done.

Want it to be a platform to make your personal, religious, political, etc. views heard? Done.

As with all things Web, though, pretty much anybody can see what you put out.

If you want to tweet about what you ate for lunch, then do it. Who am I to judge? And if other people want to follow you for your scintillating tales of peanut butter and jelly perfection, more power to them.

But bear in mind that there is more out there than lunch menus, Diddy and Oprah. Much like the larger Web, you find whatever you might be interested in, in bite-size form with continuous updates. Just watch out for the whale.

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