Congrats to Lynne Featherstone

Lynne Featherstone thinks she has become the first MP to use Twitter. She’s not entirely right, Alan Johnson had a go during his Labour deputy leadership campaign, but stopped when he didn’t get in, so that probably doesn’t count.

I’ve written about this at length over on Lib Dem Voice, so I’m not going to duplicate it here.

In the process of writing the piece, I signed up for Barack Obama’s twitter feed, and I’ve just received an email from the Twitterbot:

Hi, Alex Foster.

Barack Obama (BarackObama) is now following your updates on Twitter.

Check out Barack Obama’s profile here:


This means I can now send him direct messages. It’s nice to know I have a direct line to one of the most powerful men on the planet.

Speaking of the most powerful men on the planet, I did try and send a direct message to Iain Dale whilst writing the LDV piece, but unfortunately, unlike Barack Obama, Iain doesn’t follow me. I was trying to find out if any Tory MPs twitter, figuring if anyone knew, it would be Iain.

While I was trying to google Twitter Conservative, I did find this reaction to this post about a guy live-twittering his wife’s er, accouchement, which I found entertaining. My friends who had a baby ten days ago have blogged about it in lots of fascinating gory detail, but not quite to that extent!


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