Tweetminster raises £100K
We’re delighted to announce that Tweetminster has raised £100.000 of investment from Northern & Universal. As part of the investment we’re also honoured to welcome John Arnold MD of Politics Direct on board as Chairman. We look forward to growing our capacity over the next couple of months and to releasing many more exciting services. TechCrunch has the full story.
Norwich North - as seen through Twitter.
Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been tracking activity on Twitter in the run up to today’s Norwich North by-election results. In no particular order, here are some of our findings: General tweeting around the by-election was quite low. “Significant” activity was registered only today around the announcement of the result. At it’s peak, when the results came...
Here’s a list of updates that we added to the Livewire over the weekend: You can now log into the Livewire directly from tweetminster.co.uk. We’ve added various filters to Livewire Search - you can now slice results by MP, PPC, party, Government department, journalist and source; Integrated Twitter Search, so alongside Livewire results, you can view results from across Twitter; ...
Changing the way you interact with UK Politics.
We launched Tweetminster just over six months ago with the goal of pushing the boundaries of how people connect, participate and interact with politicians, and make politics more open, social and approachable. There are now 69 MPs on Twitter and 110 PPCs who each day are engaging with thousands of people. Since releasing the first version of Tweetminster we’ve had many ideas of how we could best...
Interview Nick Clegg tomorrow at 4 on Twitter.
We’re delighted to announce that on Wednesday July 15th at 4PM (GMT) Tweetminster and The Independent will be hosting a Twinterview with Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrats. To ask Nick Clegg a question simply tweet your question to @IndyPolitics with the hashtag #tweetclegg . Questions will be filtered by @IndyPolitics and answered by Nick Clegg through his account (@Nick_Clegg)....
Twitter's speedy move to the centre of politics
From The Independent the 10 moments that pushed Twitter to centre of UK politics.
The Growth of PMQ Tweets
Here’s a simple graph showing the growth in the number of tweets by MPs from the chamber during PMQs. We’ve also added the speaker election to the mix.