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At sea, Rupert Murdoch dives into the abyss of Twitter

Rupert Murdoch, on his yacht, while vacationing over New Year's in the Caribbean, joined Twitter without the involvement of a communications staff. (Or a copy editor.) 

The chairman and chief executive of News Corp, reportedly made the unilateral decision to enter the world of micro messages while playing with an iPad aboard his 184-ft vessel, reports the New York Times.

With some awareness of Twitter's reach, ("I'm getting killed for fooling around here and friends frightened what I may really say!"), Murdoch, began to make public his private thoughts, posting under the handle rupertmurdoch.

The 80-year-old media mogul, who's still reeling from last year's widespread phone hacking scandal, has chosen to tweet:

RESOLUTIONS -"My resolutions, try to maintain humility and always curiosity. And of course diet!"

FAMILY UPDATES - "Great time in sea with young daughters, uboating"

POLITICAL COMMENTARY - "Obama decision on terrorist detention very courageous - and dead right!"

OSCAR SUGGESTIONS - "Saw Fox film Descendants. Thank God, one to be proud of. Star Geo Clooney deserves Oscar"

NONSENSE - "bolt".

Stopping short of an endorsement, Murdoch wrote on Monday, "Can't resist this tweet, but all Iowans think about Rick Santorum. Only candidate with genuine big vision for country."

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