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Why Does The Bbc Promote Twitter So Much?

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Why is the BBC not representative of the people of Britain?

Andrew Marr said: 'The BBC is not impartial or neutral. It's publicly funded, with an abnormally large number of young people, ethnic minorities and gay people.

How many of the thousands of overpaid taxpayer funded BBC executives, each earning six figure salaries, have acquired BTL during the boom, whilst pushing 'property porn' programmes?

Why havent they been sacked?

Why isnt the public allowed full disclosure on ALL pension and ALL wage figures of ALL taxpayer funded BBC employees?

Simples: They have the power and they'll do what they F@ckin like thank you very much.

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I just don't understand why the BBC promotes Twitter so much all over the place.

And facebook ... OK not quite so much, but still ...

The beeb just seems to get fads for things it stumbles on, and then can't get enough of them. Their promotion of Yahoo back in the late '90s was hugely damaging, 'cos the mass-market back then was just getting online and - geeks aside - knew no better.

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no idea but twitter is shite

It's really not.

Yes if you follow clebs and tweet boll*cks to no-one then I suppose it is but if you use it intelligently then it is your very own real time fully customisable newspaper, learning resource, promotion tool and networking interface to interact with other like minded thinkers. Twitter makes you like people you've never met and Facebook makes you hate people you know in real life.

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I'd imagine in part it is because it shifts the burden elsewhere technology wise.

With email they have to deal with it, make sure it goes to the right place and also pay for the storage costs, with Twitter somebody else is picking up the bill.

Also it is linked in with reality TV, why bother employing numerous script writers and journalists when you can get joe public to provide the content for you.

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Real time market research/feedback perhaps?

Still no reason to promote that particular commercial product IMHO.

Probably has something to do with all the "Twitter Consultants" on the payroll? They seem to use any tenuous link and make an entire story up about it.

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Probably has something to do with all the "Twitter Consultants" on the payroll? They seem to use any tenuous link and make an entire story up about it.

Exactly what I was thinking...

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I just don't understand why the BBC promotes Twitter so much all over the place.

Its to keep the proles distracted.

Red pill or blue?

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It's really not.

Yes if you follow clebs and tweet boll*cks to no-one then I suppose it is but if you use it intelligently then it is your very own real time fully customisable newspaper, learning resource, promotion tool and networking interface to interact with other like minded thinkers. Twitter makes you like people you've never met and Facebook makes you hate people you know in real life.

Replace 'twitter' with 'forum' and you have the same thing , only far superior.

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I just don't understand why the BBC promotes Twitter so much all over the place.

The first time I ever heard of Twitter was Steven Fry talking about it on the BBC. I'm pretty convinced he was on the Twitter payroll too.

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no idea but twitter is shite

I agree. Everyone I know agrees.

What i dont understand it why it still exists.

I know the BBC is bloated and employs thousands of non-jobbers, but not enough to make twitter viable, surely?

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Its to keep the proles distracted.

Red pill or blue?

Au contraire, it could be the path to enlightenment.

Replace 'twitter' with 'forum' and you have the same thing , only far superior.

I've not come across a forum where almost every thread is tailored to my interests.

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The first time I ever heard of Twitter was Steven Fry talking about it on the BBC. I'm pretty convinced he was on the Twitter payroll too.

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Yes

If he wasn't they certainly owe him big time

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Yes

If he wasn't they certainly owe him big time

actually I agree with julian assange on this.

If you like your music,then listen to these lyrics......Elvis costello was warning you 30 years ago!

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=video&cd=1&ved=0CDsQtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DuVwrrkt22Ag&rct=j&q=olivers%20army&tbm=vid&ei=rz7ATZOdNtaR4gbB4NjdBA&usg=AFQjCNEKQeOVWUZUgtJ2CYgNItXIdkmtmQ&cad=rja

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f you look at the BBC News website, the 'Science' section consists of lazy paraphrasing of summaries of articles in 'Nature', and in the 'Technology' section the luvvies demonstrate that their technical knowledge is focused entirely on iPads, Twitter and Facebook.

I don't know why, but it is lazy journalism.

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At the very least the BBC presenter should be compelled to state 'other mediums, for the insecure and needy desperately seeking validation, are available'

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The impression I get of the Beeb is that it is run by those who are, as the late Sir Kingsley Amis said of his son Martin, 'leaves blown by the wind of trend'. So they love any kind of shiny, vacuous new fashion. It's not just Twitter; they seem to be obsessed with pushing certain actors and even whole concepts non-stop.

I suspect this is because they are all hand in glove with publicists from commercial organisations and either don't understand or deliberately ignore the 'soft selling' of products that such PR people employ.

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At the very least the BBC presenter should be compelled to state 'other mediums, for the insecure and needy desperately seeking validation, are available'

:lol: spot on

Edit, or does that validate your comment, make you feel less insecure or needy? :blink:

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