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In this age of social networking, anyone with talent can become a celebrity. Look at Justin Bieber -- he started as an unknown kid who posted videos on YouTube, and now he's an international phenomenon. Of course, we've also seen how Web sites like Twitter can get stars into trouble: From Kim Kardashian's fight with Demi Moore to Courtney Love's guilt trips aimed at her daughter. Even Bieber himself has had the power of the Internet work against him -- he recently Twittered another kid's phone number and wrote, "Call me." The boy then received nearly 26,000 texts and had to change his number.
But a few days ago, before a concert near his hometown of Statford, Ontario, Bieber used his social power for good and not evil. He wrote: "3 years ago I was on the side of the street busking in Stratford for anyone who would listen....2nite we sold out the ACC!! NEVER SAY NEVER!” The next night he Twittered: “2nite goes out to all the small town kids! Im one of u and so are all my boys. We are all living a dream right now and it can happen.”
Now these are tweets worth repeating to your children, who are most likely already hanging on his every word. Sure, many stars sound humble in their posts, but when you think about Bieber's rise to sudden fame, it's something to marvel at. I shared his sentiments with my kids last night -- not because I expect them to become famous and maybe even share their wealth with me -- but because I want them to realize that hard work and true talent will get them far. And if Justin Bieber says so, they'll listen.
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