It’s April 1st. The Guardian newspaper in the UK always plants at least one news item appropriate to the Feast of Fools.
Today’s edition carried a detailed report heralding a complete move of the paper to Twitter. It gave some examples of how the paper’s archives (back to 1821) are being converted to 140-character tweets.If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll have seen my tweet already on this. True to convention, the article was off the web page at mid-day.
Well, it’s fun to read of course. But for the social media mafiosi, the interest is that Twitter is now sufficiently well established that this kind of spoof is viable!
See the original: Twitter switch for Guardian, after 188 years of ink, The Guardian, 1 April 2009