Archive for the ‘twitter’ Category

Paula The Cow Gets Branded

Monday, July 6, 2009 10:58 No Comments

I was fortunate enough to be in the Metro Centre this weekend. For the uninitiated, this is one of those shopping malls which in many respects is like every other shopping mall in the country. The interesting thing about it this weekend though, was that Paula The Cow was there.
Paula the Cow was a man [...]

This was posted under category: Branding, Media, Social Media, Technology, twitter

Where do you think you’re going? (Directions of Travel)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 7:20 4 Comments

The Where Do You Think You’re Going..? conference about ‘Digital Transport’ was held at Hoult’s Yard in Newcastle last week and I was one of the attendees.
The event was split into four main parts, with a few bits of housekeeping stuff chucked in at the start – an introduction to Hoult’s Yard, a bit [...]

This was posted under category: Public Sector, Technology, Travel, twitter

#LocalGovCamp (Session 3 – Councillors and Social Media)

Saturday, June 27, 2009 7:20 2 Comments

For my second social media session in a row (there were generally four or five sessions going on at any one time so you had to pick the ones that were either most interesting or most relevant to yourself), Ingrid Koehler (@IngridK) led us through how, and what, Councillors should be doing with social media, [...]

This was posted under category: Accessibility, Public Sector, Standards, Technology, twitter

#LocalGovCamp (Session 2 – Are You Listening?)

Thursday, June 25, 2009 7:20 3 Comments

This session was basically asking whether Local Authorities were listening to what their residents (and indeed other people) have had to say about them on social media platforms (that’s twitter, facebook and the like for those of you not used to buzzword bingo).
I chose to attend this session because it’s something I’ve already discussed [...]

This was posted under category: Public Sector, Technology, twitter

Trial [2]: Weekly Twitterings for 2009-06-13

Saturday, June 13, 2009 7:20 No Comments

Please, marmite haters: join me, and tell @jiminthemorning (returning officer for 'marmite wars') that marmite is foul and disgusting #
Welcoming @digidrummer to twitter. He works in IT, he's a drummer, he's digidrummer. I'm sure he's never heard any drummer jokes before… #
#dontfollowbuttakeafiveminutelookatsaturday @feral_pigeon #
Have just realised England's cricket team lost to Dutch yesterday. I've seen [...]

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Trial [2]: Weekly Twitterings for 2009-06-06

Saturday, June 6, 2009 7:20 No Comments

#FACup 10 minutes to kick off. Fizzy pop, crisps and ice lollies. Ah, how things change when you become a family man. #
Not impressed with the #GreatNorthMuseum It’s like the #Hancock museum always was, only seemingly tidier and – crucially- with less stuff. #
#GreatNorthMuseum – where’s the pirhana? Where’s the bees? Where’s the night [...]

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My Twitter Followers

Thursday, June 4, 2009 12:00 11 Comments

Unless someone is really, obviously a spammer, I tend not to block them from being my followers on twitter. I work on the assumption that as it is a one-way deal (they can follow me without me following them back), I am quite content to be followed by people who I suspect may simply be [...]

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Trial: Weekly Twitterings for 2009-05-30

Saturday, May 30, 2009 7:20 5 Comments

RT: @chickyog Where has your party stood on hounding the ‘benefit cheats’ -or asking us to grass them up? #sackdorries in reply to chickyog #
@krishgm so far as I’m aware, she’s remaining on as his wife. I believe the de-selection process, should it be required, is called ‘divorce’ in reply to krishgm #
@pekingspring not [...]

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Haiku Twitter Competition

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 7:20 No Comments

I’ll start with my first entry:
tweet your haiku to
@kingsplace King’s Cross Station
haiku competition
ThePickards [1]
(Although technically this is a cheat, as I make it 18 syllables upon manual checking [5-7-6], but one of the automated counters said 17 so I’m having it here…)
I’ve always liked the poetry form Haiku, where you basically have a 17-syllable poem [...]

This was posted under category: Fiction/Writing, Travel, twitter

BBC Newcastle: What is the point?

Thursday, May 14, 2009 12:36 1 Comment

I subscribe to BBC Newcastle’s twitterstream — @bbcnewcastle — in order to be informed about news and events which are local to me and therefore have some interest or relevance.
So when I came across this tweet:
BBC Sport NUFC News Newcastle v Fulham: Team news ahead of Saturday’s Premier League match.
…I rather interpreted this as [...]

This was posted under category: Local Interest, Media, Newcastle United, twitter