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Latest update : 2013-01-10

French politician 'tweets with rear end'

Did her "derrière" type it, or was it a coded message? The "Twittersphere" attempts to decipher a rather cryptic tweet by UMP politician Valérie Pécresse (who appears to have sat on her iPhone). Also, the over-55s age group tweets more than any other in France; Gérard Depardieu is offered a job in Russia; journalists feature on a list of professions likely to attract psychopaths and finally some taxidermy fails!

By James CREEDON

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