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Submission + - Taliban begin tweeting in English, add followers (cnn.com)

suraj.sun writes: The Taliban have long been known as haters of modern technology, certainly the kind that comes out of the Western world they revile.

Now, they're on Twitter, and as of this week, even tweeting in English.

The account, @alemarahweb, links back to the Taliban's website, Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, which is the name they use for themselves.

Most of the tweets on the account, which was created on December 19, are written in Pashto, the native language in parts of Afghanistan.

As The Guardian, the UK publication, noted, the feed had fewer than 1,000 followers as of Thursday. The addition of English, as well as the media reports about it, have more than tripled that total to over 3,000 as of Friday morning.

CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/social.media/05/13/taliban.twitter/index.html

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