Guardian to become Twitter only service

In Uncategorized on April 1, 2009 by Alan Lovell Tagged: , ,

Yes, it’s true. The Guardian is to become a Twitter only service.

“…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 for more”; and “JFK assassin8d @ Dallas, def. heard second gunshot from grassy knoll WTF?””

I’ve also heard rumours that The Telegraph is to begin publishing exclusively via Facebook Status Updates. What fun.


5 Responses to “Guardian to become Twitter only service”

  1. Alastair saw this and it had me going for a second! Because he has been banging on about newspapers going under in this economic climate, I thought it could be true… I love the fact that they will archive and distill important moments in history. 😉

  2. […] Original post by Alan […]

  3. Yes, it’s nice to see that contrary to daily appearance, there is at least someone left at the Guardian with a sense of humour… 🙂

  4. Come on, Marina Hyde and Matthew Norman definitely have senses of humour. Did you see the latter’s latest restaurant review? I *always* read the ones that score less than 5/10!

  5. You should start doing your own restaurant reviews in Twitter. I’d read them. Well, I wouldn’t. But it would be nice to know they were there…

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