Patchara [Kerdsiri, a 32 year old Web program developer] said Twitter opens the chance for users to be close to famous people. Fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, or @thaksinlive, veteran politician Chaturon Chaisang, or @chaturon, and Patee Sarasin, or @patee122, have replied to his “tweets”.

– Extracted from Kornchanok Raksaseri, “Calling Twitterers…to Thai coffeeshop, Asia One News, 26 October 2009.