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Twitter, the new free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read other users’ updates appears to be tweeting its way into more than just the hands of the current technology savvy generation of those age 5 through 25. Just this past week, 79-year-old Barbara Walters announced on “The View” that she was losing her “Twitter virginity,” and has 100,000 Twitter followers (and counting!).

According to Fox News, Walters isn’t the only mature celeb who’s joined the craze of Twitter users.

The old Captain Kirk, er, William Shatner, at a ripe 78, uses his Twitter account to check his MySpace page and YouTube postings. Not to mention, he has a separate account just for his Priceline alter ego, The Negotiator.

Seventy-six-year-old Yoko Ono Twitters mostly to promote important causes, her art and her music. That may come as no major surprise except for the fact that through updating her Twitter status, Ono’s fans have discovered her love to dance as she has been known to tweet simply, “dancing.”

The 60s peace talker and 80s workout diva herself, Jane Fonda, 71, has also been known to send a tweet or two.

Even former presidential candidate John McCain at 72 has called upon Twitter for its tweet power. Back in the presidential debates, McCain used it as a forum for dropping quick quips at Barack Obama.

Brittany @ May 3, 2009

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