Tag Archives: twitter

New to Twitter

Going through my recap of old posts, I’ve recently found the one where I announced that I’d joined Twitter. Almost four years on from that, I now have an additional Twitter account – @CllrNickBarlow – that I’ll use solely for ‘official’ stuff. It’ll mainly be about things I’m doing as a councillor, information about meetings […]

Councillor Camp 2013 (#cllrcamp)

I spent yesterday in London at the first ever Councillor Camp. This wasn’t a group of local government people hanging around in tents and/or pretending to be Kenneth Williams, but a version of BarCamp especially for councillors who wanted to look at ways we could use social media to better carry out our roles. It […]

Worth Reading 23: There is no conspiracy

The instalment you’ve all been waiting for. Somewhere within these links lies the final secret of the Illuminati. Probably. The “Twitter Can’t Topple Dictators” Article – Jay Rosen notes a trend in the press Conservative coffers boosted in “sale of opportunities” to kids of the super rich – Not really the image you want to […]

Colchester Beer Festival

Just to let you all know that the 4th Colchester Winter Ale Festival is happening for the next few days. It’s running every day from noon through to 11pm at Colchester Arts Centre with a wide variety of beers available. I’m also informed that it will be the venue for a Colhester tweetup – a […]

An odd turn of events

From what I can tell, this is how it happened: First, someone working at ITV News forgets that they’re logged into the work Twitter account, rather than their personal one, and tweets: “Nigella Lawson is nowhere near as attractive as she thinks she is” This is spotted, and retweeted, by Andy Reeves. A short while […]

I’d like to thank the Academy…

The observant amongst you will have noticed that I’m not at Liberal Democrat Conference this year. I had originally intended to go, but then events (the Tour of Britain on Friday, the Free Festival yesterday and various meetings next week) got in the way and meant it wouldn’t really have been worth my while to […]

Budgeting

We’re currently having lots of meetings talking about Colchester Council’s budget for next year. Because of the economic situation and the likely severe drop in money we get from the Government – despite the fact we still send them far more of the business rates we collect for them than we get in return – […]

This, apparently, is how reporting is done nowadays

I’ve been mentioned in the Daily Mirror. Sadly, not for any great achievement on my part, or coming out with some great opinion that needed to be heard by the people, but because they can’t be bothered to report a story properly. I was one of several people who tweeted from the Lib Dem Special […]

2010 General Election Diary Day 17: It’s all #nickcleggsfault

I’m still not quite sure what part of today I’ve found the strangest – the news that Marmite are suing the BNP over a Party Political Broadcast, that Iain Dale wrote a post deploring the personal attacks on Nick Clegg, or the fact that a brief conversation between me and Justin on Twitter spawned a […]

How Twitter memes happen (it’s all #nickcleggsfault)

For entirely ego-driven reasons, I feel the world needs to know how this morning’s Twitter meme began: chickyog: Morning all. has Nick Robinson exploded yet? nickjbarlow: @chickyog No, but when he does, the Telegraph and Mail will claim it’s Nick Clegg’s fault. chickyog: @nickjbarlow Ha. I feel a meme coming on. chickyog: Just stubbed my […]