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Justin Bieber Breaks Up With Twitter

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Singer Justin Bieber sits in the audience during the 2011 NBA All-Star game at Staples Center on February 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

    Seventeen year-old pop sensation Justin Bieber just can't live life 140 characters at a time anymore.

    The Canadian singer took to - what else? - his Twitter page to announce that he is taking a break from the social media platform.

    "I'm just excited at this pt to get on stage and perform. gonna take a little break from twitter and enjoy this time with my family until then," wrote Bieber.

    This announcement came on the heels of the discovery that "Bieber Fever" is not enough to secure an audience with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as recent concerns about the singer's privacy in the face of increasing paparazzi pressure.

    No word on what his 110,000+ followers plan to do now.

    Selected Reading: PopEater, Entertainment Weekly, Jerusalem Post