Eight lives changed by Twitter

POSTED: 12:22 PM PDT Mar 21, 2013    UPDATED: 11:43 AM PST Dec 26, 2013 

An offensive tweet about AIDS in Africa created a firestorm over the weekend and ultimately cost public relations executive Justine Sacco her job. Check out eight lives changed by the popular microblogging site.

Justin Halpern
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Justin Halpern. Halpern created the Twitter account "S--- My Dad Says" in 2009 to share it with the world. Two months later, he had millions of followers (the count now sits at 3.1 million) and a book deal with HarperCollins. That book hit No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list and led to a short-lived CBS sitcom, "$#*! My Dad Says," starring William Shatner. Halpern still tweets out his dad's best moments.

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