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Twitter-based show headed for TV?

May 26, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Twitter, the social-networking Web site, is looking to go to Hollywood.Twitter has teamed up with a pair of production companies to develop a reality television show to pitch to the networks. The San Francisco-based Twitter, one of the Internet's fastest-growing sites, allows users to post 140-character messages, or "tweets," letting other users know what they're doing.

"Right now, Twitter is an incredible technological and cultural phenomenon," Amy Ephron, who created the show, told the Associated Press.

Ephron and other producers provided few details about the show, other than to say it would be an interactive, competitive format, putting Twitter users "on the trail of celebrities."

At least two celebrity Twitter users have already voiced their opposition to the idea. Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore say they may stop "tweeting," if the Twitter show gets picked up. Kutcher, who has nearly two million Twitter followers, "tweeted" that he doesn't like "being sold out," and "it's all fun and games until somebody gets stalked."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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