Wednesday, April 01, 2009

UK Paper to go Twitter only.

The Guardian newspaper in the UK will now be released in twitter form only. "Experts say any story can be told in 140 characters."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/apr/01/guardian-twitter-media-technology

One of my fav bits:

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?"


Okay, so these guys did a way better job of doing an April Fool's joke than I did.

At least I assume it's a joke... ;-)

In other news... You can follow me on Twitter. :-) Not that I ever say anything interesting. But I might. Some day. It's possible.

5 comments:

Kristen Painter said...

For a minute there, I actually believed that was real...

Kathy Holmes said...

Good one - I fell for it, too. :)

Pamela Cayne said...

I fell until the "OMG Hilter invades Poland" and started to wonder, but then went right back into the I Believe pool because I can somebody doing that. Yeesh!

Can we hope your Tweets are going to be this good?

Marilyn Brant said...

LOL! Now THIS is something I have to show my history-teacher hubby! This will seriously freak him out and--yay!--I still have 40 min. of April Fool's Day left to do it :). Thanks, Maureen!

Louisa Edwards said...

Those fake redone headlines made me howl!

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