Kim Kardashian has credited the Internet for turning her into one of the biggest celebrities on the planet.
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star first found fame when her sex tape with then-boyfriend Ray J surfaced online in 2007, transforming her into an overnight star. Since then, Kim is daily featured on almost every gossip site and she has clocked up 14.4 million Twitter followers.
"I think that the internet has brought on a different kind of celebrity. We are very well aware of who we are, and what our place is," the reality star told Paper.
"We are so active on Twitter, on our Facebook pages - we are writing back, we are connecting. We enjoy it."
The star admits she was "obsessed" with MySpace and Friendster in her teens, and now regularly updates her Celebuzz blog and posts pictures to her Instagram account, the latest networking craze.
Speaking on some of the negative feedback she receives, Kim added: "When people are so stupid, you just have to have fun with it."
"Someone [without a profile photo] will say I'm fat, or a hairy Armenian, and I'll write back, 'Oh, that egg picture of yours is so gorgeous.'"
Do the words over-exposed mean anything to you, Kimmy? No we didn't think so.
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