It seems no one can resist Twitter, even 80-year-old Rupert Murdoch wh o is now tweeting under @rupertmurdoch, it seems he started tweeting on New Years Eve and has been regularly updating with fantastic drivel that only a multi-zillionnaire media-tycoon could.
It’s interesting to see Murdoch on a social media platform which has undoubtedly played a key role in much of the controversy and a great source of open-free debate on the actions of News Corp and indeed the now defunct paper News of the World. We also covered the LulzSec hacking of News International sites much of which was being discussed live over Twitter as events unfolded.
Rupert Murdoch’s new social media presence has sparked mixed feedback, with many poking fun at the past years controversy, including avid tweeter John Prescott (@johnprescott):
So far his tweets have included comments on the Steve Jobs blog being unfair, his winter holiday and of course plenty of mentions of papers and films owned by News Corp & 20th Century Fox… (hint: he owns ’em).
At present he’s only following 4 people, the Exec Chairman of Twitter (@Jack), Zynga co-founder Mark Pincus (@markpinc), Lord Allen Sugar (@lord_sugar) and a parody account for Larry Page… Maybe he doesn’t realise it’s not the real one eh?
At present he’s clocked up over 53,000 followers and has been listed over 556 times. Not bad for a few days work… Let’s hope he doesn’t try to buy it though. Otherwise I fear this blog may be one of the few media sources not controlled by the questionable media mogul.