The Twittering Guardian

Sounds like an excellent idea to me:

Consolidating its position at the cutting edge of new media technology, the Guardian today announces that it will become the first newspaper in the world to be published exclusively via Twitter, the sensationally popular social networking service that has transformed online communication.

Yup:

A mammoth project is also under way to rewrite the whole of the newspaper\’s archive, stretching back to 1821, in the form of tweets. Major stories already completed include "1832 Reform Act gives voting rights to one in five adult males yay!!!"; "OMG Hitler invades Poland, allies declare war see tinyurl.com/b5x6e for more"; and "JFK assassin8d @ Dallas, def. heard second gunshot from grassy knoll WTF?"

Spot on.

….eliminating the waffle and bluster of the original.

Absolutely!

So, a competition I think. Who can give us the perfect, the archtypal, Polly Toynbee column in only 140 characters?

All your money, all your life, is belong to the State?

11 comments on “The Twittering Guardian

  1. Here’s my 140 characters for what it’s worth 😉

    “Looking out at the view from my Villa, I consider why other rich people won’t do more to help the poor. I write my column. What do they do?”

  2. Government good, business bad. Labour good, Conservative bad. Europe good, America bad. Arab good, Israeli bad. Margate good, Tuscany better.

  3. “White male capitalists, Tories and non-GMG group tax evaders must be used as a fuel source or the poor proletarian polar bears will fall off their ice sheets!”

    Bah. 2 characters short.

  4. ” I am as pretty as I am clever equality for all is my driving force, pass the the bottle of Boly dear its next to the truffles”

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