The Washington Times - March 27, 2009, 10:16AM

Celebrities, businesses and politicians are making frequent use of the micro-blogging site Twitter without actually posting their updates themselves, the New York Times is reporting.

Celebrities such as Kanye West, 50 Cent and Britney Spears have hired ghostwriters to post their 140-character updates on Twitter.

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Some Twitter fans are digusted by the development.  Shaquille O’Neal, who posts his own tweets at The Real Shaq, says, “It’s 140 characters.  If you need a ghostwriter for that, I feel sorry for you.”

So true, Shaq.  So true.

I guess one way to look at is that celebrities help stimulate the economy by hiring writers to Twitter for them.  It still feels like they’re cheating somehow.

It only makes sense that celebrities would hire ghost Twitterers.  They already hire so many people to do things for them — hair stylists, house cleaners, dressers, car washers, teeth brushers.  Why not someone to do their thinking out loud for them?

If you put “ghost Twitterer” on your resume, would employers be impressed?  I’m just asking.