"For those of you with a real life and thus not familiar with it, Twitter lets you..." #r4 Today Programme thinks I'm not a real person.
6:10pm Feb 27th 2011 via Echofon
@tommorris I thought that @r4Today piece on twitter grammar was dreadful too. Should have read @zephoria's research: http://bit.ly/eOa2PS
6:12pm Feb 27th 2011 via Echofon in reply to tommorris
If you missed @r4Today's trivial and patronising retweet piece that @tommorris mentioned, here's a link: http://bbc.in/eYK0iA
6:15pm Feb 27th 2011 via Echofon
@kevinmarks i think it was slightly tongue in cheek, not patronising. but here's a link to just the clip: http://bbc.in/hquPfm
7:57pm Feb 27th 2011 via TweetDeck in reply to kevinmarks
@JemStone @kevinmarks "With those of you who have a real life and are therefore not familiar with it..." Patronising. Also stupid.
7:59pm Feb 27th 2011 via Twitter for Mac in reply to JemStone
@tomcoates @kevinmarks Its obviously fun (& a bit clunky) & @EvanHD intro obviously self deprecating. Trivial: yes. Patronising.. to whom ?
8:13pm Feb 27th 2011 via TweetDeck in reply to tomcoates
@JemStone Every one of these trends starts with them being really dismissive and then five years later it's normal or a really big deal.
8:16pm Feb 27th 2011 via Twitter for Mac in reply to JemStone
@JemStone And yet, every time, they sound like smug middle-aged bastards laughing at how trivial and stupid the world has become. Idiots.
8:17pm Feb 27th 2011 via Twitter for Mac in reply to JemStone
@JemStone no, @EvanHD was not being self-deprecating, he was using Humphrys verbal tweezers, as Douglas Adams put it: http://bit.ly/DA
8:21pm Feb 27th 2011 via Echofon in reply to JemStone
@tomcoates @kevinmarks yes. it was a bit clunky +he wasn't sure why he was doing piece http://bit.ly/fpLDzs but ED not a Humphrys sceptic
8:24pm Feb 27th 2011 via TweetDeck in reply to tomcoates
@tomcoates @JemStone Janet Street-Porter and Ian Hislop publicly described net users in the 90s as 'sad' and needing a 'real life'..
9:03pm Feb 27th 2011 via web in reply to tomcoates
@tomcoates @JemStone ...a pity that there are still media people who don't understand how out-of-touch and mean-spirited they sound
9:04pm Feb 27th 2011 via web in reply to tomcoates
@fcw I think Janet Street Porter still does.But this @EvanHD piece hardly same.It was just a piece of fluff & he's clearly not out of touch.
9:05pm Feb 27th 2011 via TweetDeck in reply to fcw
@JemStone If @EvanHD doesn't want to be accused of pandering to the out-of-touch, he should use actual wit instead of 'sad' cliches
9:19pm Feb 27th 2011 via web in reply to JemStone
@JemStone When you've been online since the 80s, it's just tiring and insulting to hear the ignorant 'real life' canards again
9:21pm Feb 27th 2011 via web in reply to JemStone
@JemStone Saying them with a twinkle in your eye isn't an excuse any more than "I was only kidding" or :-) after an offensive remark
9:23pm Feb 27th 2011 via web in reply to JemStone
@JemStone ... [Okay, minor rant over.]
9:24pm Feb 27th 2011 via web in reply to JemStone
@JemStone @tomcoates @kevinmarks @fcw a throwaway line designed to include the majority of our audience who are not on Twitter...
10:49pm Feb 27th 2011 via UberSocial Pro for iPhone in reply to JemStone
@EvanHD the majority of your audience aren't in Libya, New Zealand or a Symphony Orchestra either, but you didn't belittle them. @tomcoates
11:05pm Feb 27th 2011 via Seesmic in reply to EvanHD
@kevinmarks @tomcoates the reason that I think you are both being ridiculous is that I frequently refer to Twitter on air so must....
12:46pm Feb 28th 2011 via UberSocial Pro for iPhone in reply to kevinmarks
@kevinmarks @tomcoates ...be referring to myself. So the joke is not exclusionary at all. I could easily imagine saying the same...
12:52pm Feb 28th 2011 via UberSocial Pro for iPhone in reply to kevinmarks
@kevinmarks @tomcoates ...about Hardy readers if I was known to be an avid fan.
12:54pm Feb 28th 2011 via UberSocial Pro for iPhone in reply to kevinmarks
@EvanHD Then, honestly, it sounds like you're a bit ashamed and are making self-deprecating comments as a result. Which has the same effect.
6:21pm Feb 28th 2011 via web in reply to EvanHD
@EvanHD I should be clear - I love the Today programme, and I think you do an amazing job. It's just in this area that I get tense.
6:22pm Feb 28th 2011 via Twitter for Mac in reply to EvanHD
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