Kim Kardashian: I Wouldn’t Be Famous Without the Internet

Kim Kardashian is ubiquitous on the web — and for good reason.

"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 31-year-old reality star and businesswoman tells Paper. "We are so active on Twitter, on our Facebook pages — we are writing back, we are connecting. We enjoy it."

The California native was "obsessed" with Friendster and MySpace in her teens, and now she regularly updates her Celebuzz blog and posts pictures to her Instagram account. Though she once set a Google alert for her name, she's no longer interested in reading about herself online.

"I got rid of my old e-mail address, and they were on there. It was the big question in my mind: Do I add my Google alert to my new e-mail? I haven't, and I just feel I have peace of mind now," Kardashian says. "I would look at it all day long. It doesn't consume me. I hardly look on the Internet like I used to."

Unfortunately, Kardashian is sometimes forced to address vicious comments about her appearance and her personal life on Twitter. "I love writing them back. People will write me, 'My phone battery lasts longer than Kim Kardashian's marriage,' and I'll write back, 'Oh, which phone is that?'"

"When people are so stupid, you just have to have fun with it," she explains. "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.'"

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