April 1, 2009

April Fool’s spoof re newspapers, social media

The Guardian says all its articles will be published on Twitter, in 140 characters or less. Very well played.

A mammoth project is also under way to rewrite the whole of the newspaper’s archive, stretching back to 1821, in the form of tweets. Major stories already completed include “1832 Reform Act gives voting rights to one in five adult males yay!!!”; “OMG Hitler invades Poland, allies declare war see tinyurl.com/b5x6e for more”; and “JFK assassin8d @ Dallas, def. heard second gunshot from grassy knoll WTF?”

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2 Responses to “April Fool’s spoof re newspapers, social media”

  1. April Fool’s Day highlights | DBMS2 -- DataBase Management System Services on April 1st, 2009 3:31 am

    [...] excellent April Fool’s joke I saw this year was from The Guardian.  The best so far is from Expedia.  Others are linked in my Twitter feed.  And personally, [...]

  2. Pranks of the past | The Monash Report on March 28th, 2010 11:14 pm

    [...] The Guardian’s translation of its news and archives to tweets (“OMG Hitler invades Poland, allies declare war see tinyurl.com/b5×6e for [...]

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