BBC Press Office Wastes No Time Attacking New Culture Secretary

This retweet from the taxpayer-funded spin arm of the BBC won’t help them:

Swiftly deleted…

Digital Penny Drops

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There were few undecideds on Twitter. It is an echo-chamber…

Twitter Bitch Fight of the Week: Caitlin Moran v News UK

Times columnist Caitlin Moran is both a #Milifan and a Russell Brand fan. She tweeted gleefully earlier about The Sun:

Caitlin hastily revised her opinion…

… and blamed it all on her daytime drinking…

International Rescue

Imagine the pain as he typed out that hashtag…

Twitter’s Irish Data Dodge

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Twitter has announced that all 300 million of its non-US users will soon have their account information handled by Twitter’s Irish subsidiary. The move comes as part of a small update to Twitter’s privacy policy, which will see the data of “international” Twitter users now fall under Irish privacy and data protection law. And away from the prying eyes of the NSA’s PRISM program..

Twitter has long had a reputation for fending off the the US government’s spying effort and was the only major internet company to refuse to take part in PRISM, the National Security Agency surveillance program that hoovers up large amounts communication data of foreign nationals held by US companies. By moving their international accounts away from the US, Twitter are adding an extra layer of insulation between their non-US customers and US government demands. Irish courts are going to be getting very busy…

Labour Campaign Chief Breaks Social Media Election Law

The parliamentary rules for MPs’ social media use during the election campaign could not be clearer:

“If your website, Twitter account, Facebook page etc. refer to you as an MP (on their pages or in the address or in the handle) make sure you have either set up alternatives to use from Monday 30th March at 00:01 until polling day, or frozen the account, or published the necessary disclaimer making it clear you are not an MP during the Dissolution period.”

Yet as of 10:35am this morning, the Twitter bio of Labour campaign chief Lucy Powell still referred to her as an MP:

Within minutes of Guido politely pointing this out, “MP” had been quietly changed to “candidate”. 

Yet, in a display of Powell’s winning judgement, she summoned all of her famous deflection skills to spin that Guido was talking about her handle, @LucyMPowell, which refers to her middle name Maria, and not her bio:

You would have thought, after yesterday, she would have learnt when to put down the spade…

Those Who Can, Do. Those Who Can’t…

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Media Guido has been invited to pay £210 plus VAT to learn about the future of news as told by keynote speakers from Twitter ($1.8 billion in debt), Buzzfeed ($96.3 million in debt after 8 years), Sky News (reputed to lose £10 million annually) and the BBC (not-for-profit). Where has Guido gone wrong?

Craig Oliver v Raheem Kassam Twitter Bitch Fight

Nigel Farage has upset the old parties and the BBC with his comments from last autumn – which are suddenly emerging now – about axing race discrimination laws. And lo, Nige and Dave’s thumb-twiddling tweet doctors are having it out on Twitter. In text speak.

Why not just ditch the whole TV debates thing completely and decide it all in 140 characters. Said no one ever.

Civil Servants Ordered to Follow Superiors on Twitter

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Civil servants are now “expected” to follow “high profile staff” members and “associated ministers” in their department on Twitter if they are on the network. An edict issued today by the Cabinet Office, informs everyone working […]

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Salma Yaqoob in Hijab Porn Shock

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Salma Yaqoob, the loony former leader of Respect, came to prominence as the hijab wearing Muslim woman elected to Birmingham city council. Yaqoob has just followed @DesiCruise10inc on Twitter, a porn account dedicated to posting adult pictures of “babes[…]

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One Peer A-Perving

  • Labour Lord’s Outside Interests in ‘High Class Escorts’ and ‘Humiliation’
  • Lord Berekely Insists I certainly haven’t used their services”

Labour Lord (Tony) Berkeley likes to keep up with his interests on Twitter. The former chairman of the European Rail […]

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Ipsos MORI: No One Cares About DECC Climate Change Campaign

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The Department of Energy & Climate Change are probably wishing they hadn’t commissioned a “Social Listening Evaluation” in an attempt to justify a “Tweetathon” they held last year. The 45 page report published today comes to a shocking conclusion. No […]

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