October 14, 2010  11:51 AM

Manchester police risks ‘breach of [Twitter] peace’ charge

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Downtime, Squirrel, twitter

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) have given a whole new meaning to 'time and motion study' by vowing to tweet a whole day's activities in an effort to prove that they give value for money on the eve of the government's spending review announcements.

The bright spark at the force who came...

June 28, 2010  11:54 PM

Life after (virtual) death

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Downtime, wikipedia

Here's an interesting little conundrum: the Wikipedia entry on freelance BBC technology commentator Bill Thompson was edited to reflect a change in his status from living to dead. Tipped off and against Wikipedia's rules about editing your entry, Bill corrected the report. He then followed up,...

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