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Stupid Fight Ranks Stupidity On Twitter: Whose Followers Are Dumbest? (PICTURES)

Twitter can be a valuable platform through which people share breaking news, pithy opinions, and amusing links (140 characters at a time). It can also be a forum for petty disputes, inane chatter, and the like.

Tom Scott, the techie behind Tweleted, has harnessed Twitter's powers (both the good and the not-so-great) to bring you 'Stupid Fight', a service that compares the intelligence (or stupidity) of followers on a given celeb's account.

Stupid Fight analyzes the last 100 Tweets and produces a verdict. Scott provides more details:

Stupid Fight can't go out and administer an intelligence test to each person that's sending messages to a celebrity. So instead, it estimates based on several stupid indicators. Are they using twenty exclamation marks in a row? Do they endlessly use the abbreviation 'OMG'? Do they seem incapable of working out where their Shift key is? These indicators have a strong correlation with the message, and its sender, being stupid.

We tried our hand at a few Stupid Fights, comparing Glenn Beck's followers to Rachel Maddow's, Sarah Palin's to Justin Bieber's, Lady Gaga's to Kim Kardashian's, and more. In the case of Conan O'Brien vs. Miley Cyrus, while Conan's followers fell between "smart as a whip" and "thick as two short planks," Miley's followers were overwhelming "dumb as a bag of hammers."

Vote for the most accurate Stupid Fight here, then send us a Stupid Fight that you think should be on our list!