Twitter mania has reached into some of the loftiest levels of society. Britain's Queen Elizabeth tweets, with the help of royal staffers. And President Obama, who began twittering during the election campaign, issued the first presidential tweet this week.
Why has Twitter eclipsed blogging as the rich and famous' choice form of fan communication? According to Kathy Griffin, star of "My Life on the D-List," Twitter's 140-character per message limit is perfect for scatterbrained celebrities.
"I think that is key to celebrity-dom, because if you let celebrities go on and on, you'll have a list that's longer than anything anyone wants to read," she said in an interview with ABCNews.com last week. "It puts a limit on celebrities' verbiage."
Though it seems that may not be the case with Love. The complaint against her reveals that she updated her Twitter account more than two dozen times on the evening of March 17, effectively negating the purpose of the site's 140-character per post limit.
Love's flurry of posts on Twitter and MySpace is the latest scandal to get her in hot water. She lost custody of her daughter with the late Cobain in 2003 and spent multiple stints in rehab before regaining custody in 2005.
In July 2008, Love was sued by management firm London & Co. for allegedly failing to pay the company its share of proceeds from her sale of Nirvana's publishing catalog.