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Over the last month or so I’ve been intrigued at how there seems to be a surge of interest in Twitter, which has been accompanied by an influx of celebrities and pretend celebrities.  The ensuing, predictable twaffic trying to establish if each of the neweeters is who they claim to be is interesting as it demostrates just how tricky a subject identity can be.  What is also interesting is the way this problem has been resolved: Jonathan Ross, having established his identity (with photographs on Twitpic) beyond the doubt of most of the tweeple, has been acting as a trusted third party who verifies the claims of the new entrants to the twitterverse by ringing them or emailing them directly.

Oh, and for those interested in twerminology take a look here, here and here.

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Written by remark

January 14, 2009 at 8:28 pm

Posted in General

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  1. I’m still waiting for him to confirm whether @blooders is really you or not

    Ian

    January 14, 2009 at 9:33 pm

  2. Turns out Jonathan Ross can’t help in every case…

    remark

    January 15, 2009 at 10:29 pm


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