Front Line Journalism – Has Twitter taken it a step too far?

Last night I read a news report about Mark MacKinnon – a journalist covering the Bangkok  troubles. Sheltering in a Temple, he tweeted updates from his phone about the desperate situation he was facing. There is something that makes me feel very uncomfortable about this. Surely this is a step too far.   I am not a … Continue reading

Tea, Cucumber Sandwiches and Twitter: Keeping Up With The Brits

Oh what a jolly interesting time we’re having in Britain in 2010, a new decade where Britain has fully embraced the world of social media. The Queen may not be sat there with a smartphone nor David Cameron with his own Facebook page, however our British institutions have launched themselves into the world of social networking with … Continue reading

Tweetminster General Election 2010 Infographic

A couple of weeks ago I wrote this post about Tweeting and the General Election, where Twitter users were asked to tweet #ukvote and their postcode to show they had voted. Well now we’re all done and sorted, Tweetminster have issued the following infographic to show how we tweeted and what the trending topics were. My … Continue reading

Twitter Leads Again: William Hague – The Most Significant Tweet?

  I think this tweet is pretty amazing. William Hague has made quite possibly one of the most significant announcements Twitter has ever seen in the UK. We all know that this signals the final talks that will bring us out of the hung parliament and that will see us finally having a new Prime Minister. … Continue reading

Gordon Brown Resigns – The Twitterverse Speaks

Gordon Brown resigns and here what Twitter has to say about it… @jonswaine: Gordon Brown exacts final revenge on newspaper detractors by dropping most complicated bombshell in political history at 17.05 @unclemoo: gordon brown, depth perception of none, stepping down, its mandelson now. @davecaughey: Gordon Brown to step down as leader of the Labour Party, … Continue reading

Voting Over – Is Social Media Politics Over Too?

David Dimblebly hasn’t really caught on to the social media thing during this General Election. Watching the TV coverage it’s clear he’s not convinced by Twitter. But I am. I have never been so engaged before in an election or politics in general. I feel more informed and more involved and it’s all been delivered … Continue reading

Twitter & Facebook General Election Voter Turnout

Facebooks voter count: 1774290 Twitter # ukvote count: 25475 And the lines are closed…

UK General Election Voting Turnout So Far…Twitter & Facebook

Facebook’s voting poll has registered a total of 700870 as of 3.40pm this afternoon. Tweetminster is currently reporting 14176 votes. Not as big as I was expecting but have no idea what actual turnout would be at this stage in the day. To follow live coverage on the web/Twitter, see the links in my previous post: … Continue reading

Spoilt for Choice – Election Results Night

So UK…tomorrow is decision time after 4 weeks of frantic campaiging. I’ll be tuning into TV to watch the results come in (though I don’t expect to last the whole night) but I’m more interested to see how else the results will be reported in the rest of the media. I’m still undecided who to vote … Continue reading

Twitter Eats Humble Pie as Blackbird Pie Fails :$

So today Twitter have launched Blackbird Pie, a handy little tool that allows you to embed your Tweets into a web page. By pasting the tweet’s URL, you are presented with an image of how your embedded tweet will work and the HTML code to copy and paste. Simple. Only it would be if the … Continue reading

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