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Wyclef Jean Talks About Twitter at #140conf

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Wyclef Jean talks about Twitter at the #140conf in NYC from Thomas Attila Lewis on Vimeo.

LAist was at the 140 Character Conference in NYC Wednesday afternoon to learn about all things Twitter. Wyclef Jean was interviewed by Chris Sacca, formerly of Google, and we heard about how the recording artist uses Twitter and how it will shape the creation and distribution of his new album "Wyclef".

Wyclef also uses Twitter to get the word out about his foundation, Yele Haiti, and anticipates he will be able to raise $2 million mostly via Twitter. There were several amusing anecdotes, most notably his off-color "Hector" story (beware NSFW).