Archive for the ‘twitter’ Category

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 [...]

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Twewers – twittering brewers

Saturday, May 2, 2009 18:24 8 Comments

As some of you may already be aware, I am quite a fan of the stuff known as real ale. You know, beer with flavour in it. I am also quite a fan of twitter, for rapid little conversations on t’internet.
After talking about the Newcastle Beer Festival on this site and on twitter, I [...]

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Twitterstats: the first thousand

Monday, April 27, 2009 17:30 1 Comment

I recently noticed that I had posted my 1,000th tweet on twitter, since I started on January 22nd. That is 1,000 tweets in 92 days, or an average of just under 11 tweets per day.
And when I remarked that I had posted my 1,000th tweet, @scrumph remarked that he had reached the similar milestone of [...]

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twittiquette: Follow me, follow, down to the hollow

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 18:30 4 Comments

I’ve spoken before about this on twitter, but there’s a lot of twitiquette that needs to be worked out for everyone. Equally, what you deem suitable twitiquette might not be what I seem suitable twitiquette.
Who Do I Follow?
Firstly, who follows who?
I have quite a simple rule for this on twitter. If someone new starts following [...]

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Those who Ask sometimes get…

Monday, April 20, 2009 17:30 No Comments

Welcome back, Jeeves.
Ask Jeeves, as the site is now re-re-branded, also allows Jeeves to answer the question in his own inimitable way. In answer to the question “Why am I back?” he replies:
Glad you asked. The simple answer is I’m back to help.
I popped out three years ago to travel the world in a quest [...]

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