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How boring: the Daily Mail’s take on Twitter

Posted by Admin on January 4, 2009

After I recently posted my views on Twitter (here) and following the conversation on Mobile Industry Review (here), I thought it might be interesting to see what the Daily Mail has to say on the subject.

It seems that the paper’s main reason to dislike Twitter is that celebrities post stuff about themselves that the Daily Mail finds boring.

john-cleeseThe examples it gives are from John Cleese:

“At 8:41am on December 30, for example, John Cleese admitted he was a fan of Marmite but then declared a greater penchant for German mustard ‘of which I possess an epicureal collection’.”

And Jonathan Ross:

“Jonathan Ross might be on holiday in Florida with his family, but the most important thing to happen to him on December 27 was that, at 6.12pm, he ‘broke wind with such force that my wife is on the verge of tears’.”

In my opinion the fact that a few journalists may find this boring is hardly a reason to write a full article about it. Given the Daily Mail’s usual politics and take on modern life, it has probably got more to do with the fact that its readers aren’t Twitter users and don’t like the fact that all the ‘kids’ use it. If you insist, you can read the full article here.

Of course, what I find as the irony in all of this is the fact that I picked up the link to the story from a tweet by John Cleese who I follow (although he doesn’t follow me back)!


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