Making the news

31 January 2009

This is an old post, so may include broken links and/or out-of-date information

On Friday morning, on Twitter, Channel 4 News set people a challenge:

I like playing around with words so I wrote a couple of little poems … and from umpteen submissions, they chose one of mine to be read out on the evening programme!

I can’t begin to tell you how chuffed I was – I watch Channel 4 News every weeknight so to see my (Twitter) name on the screen was brilliant.

And it’s another small yet powerful example of the amazing connective potential of Twitter. How else would a graphic designer in Brum get their poem recited on the national news?

(You can read a selection of the other poems and, for the next 7 days, see the full report on the Channel 4 News website.)

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