As you may or may not know, Twitter is a social networking site similar to Facebook. You can befriend people you're not actually friends and leave 'micro-blogs' – little one-liners explaining what you're doing right this second. We don't get it either.

But millions of idiots* use it and, accordingly, various celebrities and politicians do too. Either just to chat nonsense or say a cheesy thankyou to people who like them. All good, harmless non-fun.

Then, yesterday, something wonderful happened and an excellent man hacked into Twitter and humorously vandalised 33 accounts. The best of these are Britney Spears, Barack Obama, Facebook, Fox News and Rick Sanchez (a real-life CNN anchorman), all of which you can see below.

Well done the internet for making vandalism funny again.

(*and Stephen Fry).