Archive for April, 2009

Mixed Day for April Fools

The Guardian absolutely nails it with news that they are soon to be the first newspaper to publish exclusively via Twitter, a story that balances absurdity with just enough plausibility to cause a double-take.  Their famous stories rewritten as twitter posts (tweets) are very well done, and they even manage to squeeze in a proper snark:

At a time of unprecedented challenge for all print media, many publications have rushed to embrace social networking technologies. Most now offer Twitter feeds of major breaking news headlines, while the Daily Mail recently pioneered an iPhone application providing users with a one-click facility for reporting suspicious behaviour by migrants or gays.

Sadly, it’s all downhill from there; The Telegraph have a story about migrating salmon being used to generate electrivity, while The Times can only manage this tame effort.  They are joking, right?

UPDATE: The Guardian’s efforts just keep getting better and better

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 Uncategorised 1 Comment