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PayPal Twitter hack: won’t someone remember the Community Manager?

Several hours ago, the @paypaluk Twitter account was hacked. Whoever took control of it had fun, and Tweeted PayPal criticism and promoted that most critical (and frankly blind and obsessively anti-PayPal site that I’ve known for years whilst only feeling utter pity for the craziness of its contributors) PayPalsucks.com for a while. Those tweets made …

Political ‘crowdsourcing’: must the ‘crowd’ always be the ‘usual suspects’?

The Brighton Argus has embarked upon an interesting social media ‘crowdsourcing’ experiment. Voters in the hyper-marginal Brighton Pavilion parliamentary constituency are invited to report their encounters with party candidates via Google Maps. The idea sprang from the Brighton Future of News group. Spearheaded by the pioneering Online Editor of the Brighton Argus Jo Wadsworth, with …

Top Tweets: 3 Great Twitterers

I’m seriously loving Twitter at the moment: 140 letters to say something banal and ordinary. If you haven’t had a look, find me here. It’s great for keeping track of friends. Lots of firms and organisations use it too, mostly rather badly. But some people really get it and are a pleasure to ‘follow’: Who …