Twitter jumps shark – official
Posted by Adam Macqueen, 20th October 2009 | 4 comments

Well, it won’t surprise you to discover that the Ian Hislop on Twitter isn’t our editor. But it may suprise you – hell, it surprised me – to discover that as of about 3 hours ago, @privateeyenews is the magazine’s official, er, twitter thingy.

Not my department, so don’t go asking me anything technical about it. I don’t even know which end you put the paper in.


Comment by Stephen Buckley
October 21, 2009 @ 11:10 pm

This fortnight’s events have shown the real worth of Twitter and how to use it “properly” unlike the Twitter Twats from July’s blog.

Now we need a collective name for “our” kind of Twittering.

Comment by Lyle
October 22, 2009 @ 5:11 am

Oh my gawd, nooooooo! Not my fusty ol’ Private Eye, too! What is happening if even the Eye can’t resist the siren call of the Twitter thingy?! (Look, I’m so distressed that I’m starting to punctuate like Glenda Slagg!? Geddit?!?!)

It’s like Invasion of the Body Snatchers! Or a zombie movie. One of us, one of us, one of us, one of us…

But I do agree with Mr Buckley, my fellow Eyelet, that recent events have shown that Twitter can be good for so much more than general twattery. Well done, Mr Fry et al who “tweeted” after Moirgate!

Comment by Pragmatist
October 29, 2009 @ 4:47 pm

About time too 😉

Comment by Westengland
October 30, 2009 @ 11:47 pm

“A name for our kind of twittering” – I suggest “trilling”, being a noise birds make and more sophisticated than “tweeting” or “twittering”. The singular would be a “trill”. Too bad if the Twitter Twats don’t like it. What do we trill about next, though?