Sunday, October 19, 2008

Break the ice

Image representing Twitter as depicted in Crun...Image via CrunchBaseAnother enjoyable weekend of sport, was hoping that after Chelsea won 5-0 with an impressive performance against Middlesbrough that the teams around us would lose ground. It wasn't to be but hopefully with our next match being against Liverpool we will be able to put some air between us and the rest.

Lewis Hamilton having started on pole successfully made the first corner and went on to win the Chinese Grand Prix. He now heads into the final race in Brazil seven points clear, exactly the same as last year but looking a lot more competitive. Surely this will be the McLaren drivers year!

Tonight Techmeme mirrored the Billboard chart, no Mike Arrington hadn't released a number one hit instead he had covered the story that Britney Spears is now on Twitter. She or rather her people have pushed the Britney brand into the social media scene with a blog and the ability to link up with Britney on Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, and Twitter. This development has really created a buzz because someone of Britney's calibre is a huge draw to the service and no doubt there will be a rush of fans looking to befriend the star and communicate with the star and her people.

It will be interesting to see how this develops over the coming months. Raising the profile of Twitter is great but I am hoping that this won't lead to the service ending up like MySpace. The amount of noise, spam and misuse there led me to delete my account. I have faith thought and I have added @therealbritney as a friend and I have also got @stephenfry and @johncleese that I can count as close contacts :)

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