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Twitter fiction: Sabine Durrant

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The writer and journalist takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerShe told him she was sick of it. He never listened. If he'd looked up from the TV, he'd have seen the gun. He sighed. "Shoot," he said.• Sabine Durrant's Under Your Skin...
Twitter fiction: Sabine Durrant

Twitter fiction: Nicci French

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The husband-and-wife novelist team take up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerDarkness. I woke, felt the familiar weight in the bed, the breathing, the hand on my skin. "Oh, Paul," I said. "Who's Paul?" said the voice.• Tuesday's Gone, by Nicci French,...
Twitter fiction: Nicci French

Twitter user dines out on BBC canteen gossip | Media Monkey

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The BBC canteen has long been the butt of jokes from corporation employees. Now The Filling Station has taken its, er, unique reputation online with a new parody account, dubbed The Killing Station. The Independent reports that the Twitter account is remarkably well-informed and suggests it is run by a...
Twitter user dines out on BBC canteen gossip | Media Monkey

Bob Diamond's daughter tweets her support: 'Osborne #HMD'

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A Twitter account purporting to belong to Diamond's daughter Nell sprang to the defence of the former Barclays bossIf there were times when Bob Diamond felt that the whole world was against him, he need only have glanced at his phone for a quick fix of moral support. A Twitter...
Bob Diamond's daughter tweets her support: 'Osborne #HMD'

Twitter fiction: Rachel Joyce

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The radio dramatist turned novelist takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerAcross the valley a man plays sad songs. They fill me like night. Come over, I shout, I know those. But his music is so loud, he can't hear.• Rachel...
Twitter fiction: Rachel Joyce

Frankie Boyle launches alternative Thatcher funeral commentary

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Controversial comedian offers own take on funeral proceedings in series of tweets to 1.3 million followers on TwitterThe comedian Frankie Boyle has set up an alternative running commentary to Lady Thatcher's funeral, firing off edgy outrageous messages to his 1.3 million followers on Twitter.Boyle, who was last month reported to...
Frankie Boyle launches alternative Thatcher funeral commentary

TweetDeck struck off Companies House register

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Closure of Twitter-owned firm will have no impact on users or the performance of the softwareTweetDeck Limited has been struck off the register at Companies House after Twitter directors repeatedly failed to file formal accounts for the company over the last eight months.San Francisco-based Twitter bought TweetDeck, a popular Twitter...
TweetDeck struck off Companies House register

Twitter fiction: Chris Cleave

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The journalist and novelist takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerA beta format for a life's memory, compressed. Hers uploads quickly.Buxton, hot drought of '76. His hands. A picnic rug. Underground water.• Gold by Chris Cleave is published in paperback by...
Twitter fiction: Chris Cleave

Twitter fiction: Tim Lott

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The novelist and journalist takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerNothing happened. Then it did. Adventures ensued. Helpers, adversaries came. He lost everything. Then, redemption. He was changed - forever.• Under The Same Stars by Tim Lott is published by Simon &...
Twitter fiction: Tim Lott

Twitter fiction: Deborah Moggach

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The novelist and screenwriter takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerI chopped down the ash tree and left you. Tears and sawdust, but both of you had to go and now I can see the view.• Deborah Moggach's latest novel, Heartbreak Hotel,...
Twitter fiction: Deborah Moggach

Rupert Murdoch has another Twitter #fail | Media Monkey

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Rupert Murdoch has apologised on Twitter after criticising the "Jewish-owned press" for their coverage of Israel. The News Corp chairman and chief executive said he had been "sternly criticised" for the post and offered his unreserved apologies. "Why Is Jewish owned press so consistently anti- Israel in every crisis?" tweeted...
Rupert Murdoch has another Twitter #fail | Media Monkey

How to say 'hashtag' with your fingers

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So addicted to Twitter you need to tag your every spoken word? Here's how to add the social media equivalent of air quotes to your conversationPeople have started speaking with hashtags. Not often, and not, in most cases, people anyone really likes, but people nonetheless. And the problem - beyond...
How to say 'hashtag' with your fingers

The teenage Twitter feminist: 'I finally feel comfortable in my own body'

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Lilinaz Evans discusses the pressure placed on young women over their appearance and where to find supportI was about to have a shower when I looked at myself in the mirror and realised how much I don't hate myself. At 15, I finally feel comfortable in my own body, which...
The teenage Twitter feminist: 'I finally feel comfortable in my own body'

Twitter fiction: Damian Barr

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The writer and columnist takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewer"Optimism is Savile Row then Harley St. The surgeon sighed expensively as x-rays and fate flickered. She made a note to cancel his winter coat."• Maggie & Meis published by Bloomsbury on 9 May...
Twitter fiction: Damian Barr

Twitter fiction: Niall Griffiths

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The writer takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerDon't do it he said but he already had. And at dawn he'd be bloodied in his kitchen, repeating the same words: all I ever wanted was peace.• A Great Big Shining Star,...
Twitter fiction: Niall Griffiths

Twitter fiction: Gill Hornby

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The novelist and journalist takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewer"Too many cooks," she once cried, tapping hands with the flat of her knife. Now she stood alone, tracing lines with the blade upon her wrist• The Hive, by Gill Hornby,...
Twitter fiction: Gill Hornby

Twitter fiction: David Baddiel

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The comedian, novelist and presenter takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerHe became aware, typing, of the number below, diminishing like a barometer of his own moral worth #post-modern #self-reflexive #hashtag• The Death Of Eli Gold, by David Baddiel, is published by Fourth Estate at...
Twitter fiction: David Baddiel

Twitter fiction: Joanna Briscoe

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The novelist and critic takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewer"What do you want?" "I want you." "But you cannot have me." It's always the same. Only this time, the plot will twist. Then twist harder.• Joanna Briscoe's latest novel, You,...
Twitter fiction: Joanna Briscoe

In praise of … tweets | Editorial

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UK tweeters – and there are now 10 million – have discovered myriad ways in which less is more#JustSaying, but when we first hailed Twitter in 2007, many doubters were withering about another electronic outlet for compulsive communicators – with a 140-character limit to guarantee they could relay nothing tastier...
In praise of … tweets | Editorial

HMV workers take over official Twitter feed to vent fury over sacking

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Angry employees 'live tweet from HR' to announce 'mass execution'Disgruntled HMV employees briefly took over the company's official Twitter account on Thursday to express their extreme dissatisfaction at being sacked by the ailing retailer.The 92-year-old music chain called in the administrators just over two weeks ago, putting 4,500 jobs at...
HMV workers take over official Twitter feed to vent fury over sacking

TweetDeck Twitter app will continue despite Companies House letter

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Multi-column app will soon cease to exist as an independent entity but will remain part of TwitterThe British company TweetDeck Ltd, which was bought by Twitter so it could gain control of the multi-column app for viewing the social networking site, will soon cease to exist as an independent entity...
TweetDeck Twitter app will continue despite Companies House letter

Rupert Murdoch apologises to Hugh Grant over 'love child' tweet

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News Corporation boss makes second Twitter climbdown in less than 24 hoursRupert Murdoch has apologised to Hugh Grant after he suggested on Twitter that the actor had abandoned his "love child's".The News Corporation boss made his second Twitter climbdown in less than 24 hours on Thursday, as he expressed regret...
Rupert Murdoch apologises to Hugh Grant over 'love child' tweet

Gardener, 104, takes to Twitter to share horticultural tips

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Ralph Hoare, said to be Britain's oldest gardener, has decided to share almost a century of experience with the Twitter generationA green-fingered centenarian said to be Britain's oldest gardener is taking to Twitter to share his horticultural tips. Ralph Hoare from Gloucestershire still enjoys his passion for growing vegetables and...
Gardener, 104, takes to Twitter to share horticultural tips

Paris Brown: no further action to be taken over Twitter comments

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Kent police says case does not pass threshold for prosecution amid storm over youth crime commissioner's offensive remarksNo further action is to be taken against Britain's first youth police and crime commissioner, who stepped down from the role over offensive comments she made on Twitter, police have said.Paris Brown, 17,...
Paris Brown: no further action to be taken over Twitter comments

Twitter and Telegraph hacks, no longer tweethearts? | Media Monkey

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Over to Her Majesty's Daily Telegraph, where hard-pressed hacks have apparently been commandeered onto Twitter and told to update their followers regularly with pithy missives. Forget the deadlines, which look decidedly old-school in a 140-character world: reporters are now required to tweet an average of once an hour, with editors...
Twitter and Telegraph hacks, no longer tweethearts? | Media Monkey

Twitter fiction: John O'Farrell

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The author, broadcaster and comedy scriptwriter takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewer"Comrades, I will infiltrate the Bullingdon Club to expose it!"Next, undercover as a Tory MP, "I'm in deeper than I planned," thought Dave.• The Man Who Forgot His Wife,...
Twitter fiction: John O'Farrell

Twitter fiction: Will Storr

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The journalist and novelist takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewer"I tried my best to capture her perfect beauty in photos, paintings and in wax. But, the silly girl, she wouldn't stop changing."• The Hunger And The Howling Of Killian Lone...
Twitter fiction: Will Storr

Mad Men is hardly stealing the show when it comes to ratings

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After tons of hype, viewing figures for the US series hover somewhere around the level of circulation achieved by the excellent Garden NewsThe power of the press or, indeed, TV? Forget it. After weeks of relentless hype, Mad Men comes back for a fifth series (this time on Sky Atlantic)...
Mad Men is hardly stealing the show when it comes to ratings

Twitter fiction: Deborah Levy

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The writer takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerI said, yes. Please do visit me. My husband is away at war. You gave me a goldfish with long flowing fins. You stayed. Today the war ended.• Black Vodka by Deborah Levy is out now priced...
Twitter fiction: Deborah Levy

Jon Venables Twitter 'photographs' investigated

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Photographs claiming to show James Bulger's killer were allegedly posted online, in breach of worldwide injunctionThe attorney general has launched an investigation after photographs purporting to show killer Jon Venables were allegedly posted on the internet.Venables was 10 when he and classmate Robert Thompson abducted and murdered James Bulger, two,...
Jon Venables Twitter 'photographs' investigated
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