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The problem with royal tweets? Commoners respond
The problem with royal tweets? Commoners respond

Queen Elizabeth II's first tweet garnered a sizable response, receiving over 40,000 retweets and more than 40,000 favorites. Most of those responding welcomed Her Majesty to the social network. But not everyone was pleased.  "F--- off," read one message that the BBC inadvertently broadcast live on television while presenting reaction to the queen's post. The queen sent her tweet Friday while attending the opening of an exhibit about changes in communication technology at London’s Science Museum. Removing one of her trademark white gloves, she pressed the screen on a tablet computer to send the message, which read: "It is a pleasure to open the...

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