Wednesday, April 09, 2008

I'm on the pavement, tweeting with the government

The twit-osphere has been literally a-tweet with debate around the recent entry into the conversation, on Twitter, of the Prime Minister's office.

No.10 have a dedicated twitterstream, you can follow by adding @downingstreet to your 'following' list. Full marks to Downing Street for 'following back' most of their followers, and on occasion actually engaging fellow twitters on a one-to-one basis.

It would have been easy for No.10 to simply 'broadcast'.

Interestingly there seem to be a number of closet Tories creeping out of the woodwork on Twitter leading to some heckling and derision of @downingstreet- I have no truck with this and welcome the government dept of spin with open arms. I even put myself on the line defending their right to be present, however my requests for an honorary MBE - for services rendered - where politely declined...

3 comments:

Al Pritchard said...

I can only assume you want the MBE so you can send it back, like.

I don't really understand this twitter malarky, but I'd like to think that they've got some speed texting yopper in the basement of No. 10, firing out vowel deficient government messages 24 hours a day...

Dear Chuck,

We r suckas LOL!!

Luv

Da Gvrnmnt.

Eaon Pritchard said...

heh. you are a natural! keep your eye on the civil service jobs listing.

Benjamin said...

There is something rather unsettling about knowing that your/my/our twitter ramblings are ending up on a computer screen at number 10... Oh ahi. Big bruver iz lisnin'.

Good on them though!