Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Twittering Minister

Imagine posting a message on a blog or on the microblogging site Twitter about a government official and having him respond directly back to you within an hour. That's what happened yesterday when writer P D Smith (who reviews for the Guardian and maintains various blogs) posted a "tweet" about Lord Paul Drayson, British Science Minister and race car driver. While Drayson was preparing for a big race in France he saw the tweet, posted back and kept the conversation going. Smith's account of what transpired is posted here: The Man from the Ministry The story has appeared in various news venues including: The Times Online: Science Minister Takes to Twitter