Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Welcome to Tweetminster

An interesting development appeared last week called Tweetminister. MPs basically using Twitter to communicate.

I'm not sure how successful it will be but it could end being a source for diary and gossip columns if updates carry on in the same vein.

Tom Watson is on it for example, and what appears to be a response to a link to an online chocolate shop called Chocolate Buttons he said "I'm surprised one of my colleagues hasn't called for a ban ;-)". A joke, yes, but a hidden truth too perhaps!

Party political jabbing aside though, it will be inetresting to see how many MPs take it up, how seriously it is used, and also how many people start following them that are not party activists already.

4 comments:

Mike Rouse said...

Had a very similar idea last year, but dropped it because I thought only a handful of people would use it.

DARWEN REPORTER said...

It's a sad sign of the times when MPs try to be cool using "social networking sites"

Give it a rest boys!

MARKY_UEA said...

What do you guys think of this video?

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=UTxQ7xy7Ji4

tankus said...

cant wait until one of them gets sacked over an indiscretion ...!

errr opps ..nah ....that never happens ... promoted sideways ..then!