Tweeting the G-20 Protests

The Guardian is providing coverage of the G20 protests on Twitter. In a related article, it reports:

Twitter switch for Guardian, after 188 years of ink

  • Newspaper to be available only on messaging service
  • Experts say any story can be told in 140 characters

Happy April Fools' Day. [More...]

For more G-20 tweets than you will have time or the inclination to read, go here.

On a related note, this tweet from Murray Waas yesterday sums it up: Text messaging is a gateway drug to twittering...

For April Fools tweets, go here.

TalkLeft's twitter feed, which as of now, follows 50 twitterers, including the House, Senate, Supreme Court and some journos, bloggers and celebrities, is here.

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    The protesters almost took... (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by kdog on Wed Apr 01, 2009 at 10:14:19 AM EST
    the Bank of Scotland...I don't see why the police tried to stop them, the people of the UK own the damn thing now....if they want it torn down, it is their right as owners.  Link

    I wish protests would get underway (none / 0) (#5)
    by Inspector Gadget on Wed Apr 01, 2009 at 10:47:47 AM EST
    here, too.

    but there protests and soon! (none / 0) (#7)
    by iceblinkjm on Wed Apr 01, 2009 at 11:22:46 AM EST
    140 words? (none / 0) (#2)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Wed Apr 01, 2009 at 10:30:12 AM EST
    Heck, Oculus can do it in fourteen!  :0

    140 characters (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by CST on Wed Apr 01, 2009 at 10:34:06 AM EST
    which could be 14 really long words - but is probably closer to 30.

    althouch I bet Oculus could do it in 14 characters.


    Indeed... (none / 0) (#4)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Wed Apr 01, 2009 at 10:41:02 AM EST
    ...I really can read!  I'll blame it on the lack of coffee, or that my mind is concentrating on how much snow we're going to get today.

    Protest in USA (none / 0) (#6)
    by deetee on Wed Apr 01, 2009 at 11:04:25 AM EST
    For the person wishing for protests here:
    Check out a New Way Forward
    Protest planned for April 11

    http://www.google.com/search?q=A+New+Way+Forward&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozi lla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

    Aaron Sorkin - prescient again (none / 0) (#8)
    by jbindc on Wed Apr 01, 2009 at 03:29:26 PM EST
    In honor of the G-20 meetings, here is a scene from "The West Wing" ("Somebody's Going to Emergency, Someone's Going to Jail") discussing free trade.

    So, Toby?


    Since you're not really doing anything right now, I was wondering, what's this all about?

    It's about the WTO, Rhonda, the World Trade Organization.

    Well, I get that from the signs and the newspapers.

    The World Trade Organization's a group of 140 countries who have agreed to specific trade

    So, what's wrong with that?

    Nothing's wrong with that.

    What would they say if I asked them the same question?

    They'd say the WTO benefits corporations and not people.

    Does it?

    Benefits both. [pause] Look at them.



    Take my nightstick and go kick their a$$.

    Yeah, make all the jokes you want but let me tell you something they claim to speak for
    the underprivileged but here in the blackest city in America, I'm looking at a room with
    no black faces. No Asians, No Hispanics. Where the hell's the Third World they claim to

    Lot of Third-Worlders in the Cabinet Room today, were there?

    You're starting to bother me.

    That's `cause I'm armed.

    No, I like that. [pause] I'm going outside.