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Twitter terminates agreement with celebrity tracking site

JustSpotted.com, formerly Scoopler.com, had previously used Twitter's "firehose" data feed of all pu

Twitter on Thursday announced that it has terminated its agreement with JustSpotted.com, a new celebrity spotting website that is slated to launch on 19 October.

"JustSpotted, then known as Scoopler, had previously licensed Twitter's "firehose" data feed of all public tweets for its real-time search engine, Scoopler.com," the Twitter representative wrote. "JustSpotted.com is not the product we licensed, and we have terminated their agreement," Twitter spokesman Matt Graves said in an e-mailed statement.

JustSpotted had earlier announced that it plans to use a combination of Twitter feeds, Facebook updates, Foursquare posts and blog updates to track a celebrity's whereabouts anywhere around the world in real-time.

JustSpotted co-founder and chief executive AJ Asver said its relationship with Twitter relates to search engine Scoopler and not to the celebrity site, and that it would continue to aggregate updates from multiple sources including Twitter.

The upcoming site displays a map on its homepage. Whenever a user moves the mouse on a country or a location, a pop-up window informs about a celebrity who has been spotted in that vicinity along with a photograph.