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Josephine Lamberti, 80, of Staten Island, is better known as J_Dimps on Twitter. Her grandson came up with the name. 

On Twitter - shes known as - a name her grandson came up with.

"I have dimples," she says. "So he says to me 'How bout J_Dimps?' So I says 'yeah, that sounds good.' That's how we got the name."

So far she has more than 73,000 followers on the social networking site. But she's on a mission to reach 80,000 -- a thousand for each year of her life.

"It started from nothing. I never thought it would reach this point, never," she says. "I became a star. I think I am!"

She's already been tweeted by several celebrities.

"I have Justin Bieber, Snooki, Rihanna," she says.

Josephine's grandson Donnie signed her up for Twitter two years ago and taught her how to use it. He says he is not surprised by her success.

"She's just happy, you know," he says. "That's what the world needs more of, happy people."

On Josephine's Twitter page, Donnie posts links to videos of his grandma singing and dancing. More and more people started watching, and Josephine's Twitter following got bigger and bigger. And there are also links to pictures, such as one that shows her posing like Tim Tebow.

"I said Grandma 'Get down on one knee and let's do this,'" Donnie says. "She gets down and Tebows... that video alone had over 100,000 views on Twitter."

It's a hobby that may not be for everyone, but Josephine says she's found her calling.

"I was very outgoing as a younger person," she says. "So this made me feel young again."

Josephine says once she reaches 80,000 followers she plans to do something special for charity.

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