Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Best of the day - The Tweeting Guardian

One of the very best of the day's efforts, from the Guardian ...
Twitter switch for Guardian, after 188 years of ink | Media | The Guardian

... A unique collaboration between The Guardian and Twitter will also see the launch of Gutter, an experimental service designed to filter noteworthy liberal opinion from the cacophony of Twitter updates. Gutter members will be able to use the service to comment on liberal blogs around the web via a new tool, specially developed with the blogging platform WordPress, entitled GutterPress.

Currently, 17.8% of all Twitter traffic in the United Kingdom consists of status updates from Stephen Fry, whose reliably jolly tone, whether trapped in a lift or eating a scrumptious tart, has won him thousands of fans. A further 11% is made up of his 363,000 followers replying "@stephenfry LOL!", "@stephenfry EXACTLY the same thing happened to me", and "@stephenfry Meanwhile, I am making myself an omelette! Delicious!"...

Earlier Steven Fry is compared to Madonna.

This one wins for the blend of British humor, topical news (death of newspapers, inane twitter) and good writing. The Guardian is great.

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