Ahem. Dear lovely people at @twitter. Just wondering how do we get ourselves verified please?
— BreakingNews.ie (@breakingnewsie) July 30, 2014
Liam Geraghty writes:
“Disgusted to see this ‘Promoted’ tweet appearing on my Twitter feed yesterday. The link goes to a website which encourages reparative (conversion) therapy (gay to straight). Only last month the Supreme Court in the States turned away a legal challenge on California’s ban on gay ‘conversion therapy’, [see below] leaving the ban in place, deeming this kind of therapy to have no scientific merit….”
Morrissey has taken to his fan site true-to-you.net to deny he is behind the twitter and Facebook accounts bearing his name.
16 May 2014
I would like to stress that I do not have either a Twitter or a Facebook account. I gather that a Twitter account has been opened in my name – as ‘It’s Morrissey’ – but it is NOT Morrissey. I do not know who has opened this recent Twitter account, but please be aware that it is bogus. That’s, of course, if you should remotely care.
Salt Lake City
15 May 2014.
We had our doubts but you knew that already.
Previously: Tweet Is Murder
Former Irish Times economics editor and chief economist at the Institute of International and European Affairs, and columnist with Independent newspapers, Dan O’Brien has joined Twitter.
Ireland’s tweeting activity by location.
What on earth is happening in Louth?
John Cully writes:
“To look more closely at how Ireland is using Twitter, Bank of Ireland commissioned digital agency Eightytwenty to conduct research on all Irish Tweets that included location information. The results showed a dramatic difference in regional distribution: the people of Louth are six times more active on Twitter than Longford.Louth natives have been busy on Twitter topping the list by some distance with 6,688 tweets for every 1,000 people in the county followed by Waterford (5,096 tweets), Monaghan (4,530 tweets) and Dublin (4,461 tweets).”