7 celebs we hope never quit Twitter

Twitter brings out the worst in some celebrities, like Alec Baldwin. But for others, social media creates comedy

Published July 3, 2013 10:35PM (EDT)

Twitter: Some celebs get it, others don't. After he had an ugly, homophobic meltdown on Twitter and shut down his account, Alec Baldwin told Vanity Fair that he will "never" activate his account again.

Baldwin, like so many celebrities do, seemed to struggle with the freedom of a social media tool that, in 140 character-bursts, enables glib speech. But where Baldwin failed, some celebrities excel, creating not just a new form of entertainment, and some might argue, art.

Portmanteau/word king Bruno Mars:

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Your (really inappropriate) dad, 50 Cent:

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Loser aficionado Donald Trump:

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Football player Kevin Smith and whomever he is subtweeting:

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Martha Stewart -- because when she isn't tweeting about her Sirius show, she is tweeting about her Sirius show:

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Also, oil:

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Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa):

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Danny DeVito, professional wordsmith:

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By Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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