How Twitter Is Transforming the One-Line Joke

A tight group of 140-character comedians finds a large community that can relate.

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A composite of one-line jokes from Twitter users that have seen a surge in followers thanks to their brand of 140-character humor.

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Perhaps this is why Rodriguez was so excited when, in late 2011, Sinkwich, who she'd long admired, followed her back. "I can tell you where I was standing when he followed me back," she recalls, sounding slightly embarrassed. "That was the most beautiful thing that ever happened to me."

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