Articles tagged Twitter:

MAIL ON SUNDAY COLUMN: Why Can't We All Just Get Along?

  • 30 Dec 2018

On Christmas Eve the phone went and it was the Mail on Sunday. I think they had seen this tweet I had put out... FYI I'm very happy to engage in polite debate on any issue. I probably respond more than most. However, if you call me a c**t, use profane language or insult m...

My Top 200 Tweeters of 2018

  • 22 Dec 2018

I have a love-hate relationship with Twitter. It can be the most amazing communications method, and when there's a breaking news story it is totally invaluable. But it's also become a sewer, which allows people to hurl abuse and rudeness around without fear of consequence. Thi...

Let's all Celebrate & Take Part In 'Positive Twitter Day'

  • 31 Aug 2018

I don’t know who thought this up, but today is ‘Positive Twitter Day’ and it means that we’re all supposed to abandon the habits of a lifetime and only tweet positive things today. I’m going to enthusiastically take part and be complete sweetness and light for a whole 24 hours...

My Top 200 Tweeters of 2017

  • 17 Dec 2017

Each new year I compile a list of people whose tweets I have most enjoyed during the previous 12 months. I follow about 2600 people on Twitter, which is far too many to be honest, but I whenever I try to cull the number I end up giving up because it’s so difficult. Anyway, the...

My Top 100 Tweeters of 2016

  • 22 Dec 2016

Each new year I compile a list of people whose tweets I have most enjoyed during the previous 12 months. I follow about 2300 people on Twitter, which is far too many to be honest, but I whenever I try to cull the number I end up giving up because it’s so difficult. Anyway, the...

My Top 100 Tweeters of 2015

  • 19 Dec 2015

Each new year I compile a list of people whose tweets I have most enjoyed during the previous 12 months. I follow about 2000 people on Twitter, which is far too many to be honest, but I whenever I try to cull the number I end up giving up because it’s so difficult. Anyway, the...

My 100 Favourite Tweeters of 2014

  • 21 Dec 2014

Each new year I do a list of people whose tweets I have most enjoyed during the previous 12 months. I follow about 1600 people on Twitter but these are the ones who have entertained, informed, educated, annoyed and, most of all, made me laugh most this year. So here are my Top...

Is Twitter for Twats?

  • 10 Mar 2009

Twitter is a form of social media which some people in the political and media world really do seem to have an issue with. Rachel Sylvester in this morning's Times launches a tirade against people who use Twitter, relying on clapped out psychologist Oliver James to make her po...

Blocked by Tom Watson

  • 18 Dec 2008

Well this was a bit of a surprise. As you know, I am a bit of a late convert to Twitter. I don't follow the Twitter activities of a huge number of people (around 50) but I tried to add Labour blogging Minister Tom Watson to that list this afternoon. But up came the following r...

MPs Bury Heads in Sand Over e-Democracy

  • 12 Nov 2008

Yesterday afternoon I was part of a panel at the e-Democray conference. Pete Bazalgette (who created Big Brother), Labour MP Margaret Moran and LibDem MP Willie Rennie were the other participants. Normally, this sort of panel is quite tepid because there is a certain amount of...