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John Mayer Deletes Twitter Account

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Fans who want to keep up with John Mayer will no longer beable to do so via Twitter. The singer-songwriter deleted his account, leaving behind 3.7 million followers.

According to the Associated Press, a spokesperson for Mayersaid the timing was synched with the end of his Battle Studies Tour thatwrapped Saturday in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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In April, Mayer hinted that he was considering abandoningTwitter. "I just think Twitter as a form of communication, I think it's over tobe honest with you," he said at ASCAP's 2010 "I Create Music" EXPO in Hollywood.

According to OK!, Mayer also cited being frustrated by negativereplies from users: "I might as well spend that time making a sandwich orbuilding a model ship or something."

Mayer's presence will be missed on Twitter. He was one ofthe more active celebrities on the site and actually responded to fans. He gave away tickets to free concerts via Twitter. Hedebated with Perez Hilton after the media personality used the platform toclaim being attacked by will.i.am.

Mayer also used Twitter to defend his reputation after hisinterview in Playboy magazine stirredcontroversy for his indecent comments about Jessica Simpson and black women.

"Re: using the 'N word' in an interview: I am sorry that Iused the word," he wrote,ABC News reported. "And it's such a shame that I did because the point I wastrying to make was in the exact opposite spirit of the word itself. It wasarrogant of me to think I could intellectualize using it because I realize thatthere's no intellectualizing a word that is so emotionally charged."

Expect Mayer to be spending more time on Tumblr."I had 3.3 million Twitter followers back in April when I announced that I'd bepredominantly  posting on Tumblr, a sitethat takes all of 25 seconds to sign up for," Mayer wrote on his Tumblr pagelast week. "Five months later I have just passed 500,00 followers, a fractionof my Twitter base ... I will leave the opining up to you, but I think I made theright move."

Mayer fans can also track him at his official website.

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