Eight lives changed by Twitter

Published On: Mar 21 2013 12:22:14 PM PDT   Updated On: Dec 26 2013 11:43:23 AM PST

An offensive tweet about AIDS in Africa created a firestorm over the weekend and ultimately cost public relations executive Justine Sacco her job. Check out eight lives changed by the popular microblogging site.

Kelly Oxford
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Kelly Oxford. Oxford was a suburban mom from Alberta, Canada, who took to Twitter as an outlet for her wry observations on life. She gathered more than 450,000 followers later and gained notoriety in Hollywood. Now she's sold her first screenplay to Warner Bros.; her book of essays is set to be released next month; and she's been hired to write a TV pilot.

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