Big news from London:
Consolidating its position at the cutting edge of new media technology, the Guardian today announces that it will become the first newspaper in the world to be published exclusively via Twitter, the sensationally popular social networking service that has transformed online communication.
The move, described as “epochal” by media commentators, will see all Guardian content tailored to fit the format of Twitter’s brief text messages, known as “tweets”, which are limited to 140 characters each. …
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?”
I should note that, in related developments this morning, Curious Capitalist Jr. awoke to find my underpants and trousers in his dresser (and yes, his were in mine), Mrs. Curious Capitalist found a rubber snake in her purse, and I arrived at work—after wondering on the way here why my backpack was so danged heavy—and found that I had been carrying eight Pokemon books with me. Of course, it would have been much better if I had simply Tweeted all these discoveries.
Update: In other important April 1 news, the East Bay Express offers a musical solution to the problems of newspapers, and Above the Law has something about emus. Something really funny about emus, I should add.