1. Exquisite Tweets from @tommorris, @kevinmarks, @JemStone, @tomcoates, @fcw, @EvanHD

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    "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.

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    tommorris

    Tom Morris 🏳️‍🌈

  2. @tommorris I thought that @r4Today piece on twitter grammar was dreadful too. Should have read @zephoria's research: bit.ly/eOa2PS

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    kevinmarks

    Kevin Marks

    If you missed @r4Today's trivial and patronising retweet piece that @tommorris mentioned, here's a link: bbc.in/eYK0iA

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    kevinmarks

    Kevin Marks

  3. @kevinmarks i think it was slightly tongue in cheek, not patronising. but here's a link to just the clip: bbc.in/hquPfm

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    JemStone

    Jem Stone

  4. @JemStone @kevinmarks "With those of you who have a real life and are therefore not familiar with it..." Patronising. Also stupid.

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    tomcoates

    Tom Coates

  5. @tomcoates @kevinmarks Its obviously fun (& a bit clunky) & @EvanHD intro obviously self deprecating. Trivial: yes. Patronising.. to whom ?

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    JemStone

    Jem Stone

  6. @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.

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    tomcoates

    Tom Coates

    @JemStone And yet, every time, they sound like smug middle-aged bastards laughing at how trivial and stupid the world has become. Idiots.

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    tomcoates

    Tom Coates

  7. @JemStone no, @EvanHD was not being self-deprecating, he was using Humphrys verbal tweezers, as Douglas Adams put it: bit.ly/DA

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    kevinmarks

    Kevin Marks

  8. @tomcoates @kevinmarks yes. it was a bit clunky +he wasn't sure why he was doing piece bit.ly/fpLDzs but ED not a Humphrys sceptic

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    JemStone

    Jem Stone

  9. @tomcoates @JemStone Janet Street-Porter and Ian Hislop publicly described net users in the 90s as 'sad' and needing a 'real life'..

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    fcw

    Frank Wales

    @tomcoates @JemStone ...a pity that there are still media people who don't understand how out-of-touch and mean-spirited they sound

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    fcw

    Frank Wales

  10. @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.

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    JemStone

    Jem Stone

  11. @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

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    fcw

    Frank Wales

    @JemStone When you've been online since the 80s, it's just tiring and insulting to hear the ignorant 'real life' canards again

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    fcw

    Frank Wales

    @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

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    fcw

    Frank Wales

  12. @JemStone @tomcoates @kevinmarks @fcw a throwaway line designed to include the majority of our audience who are not on Twitter...

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    EvanHD

    Evan Davis

  13. @EvanHD the majority of your audience aren't in Libya, New Zealand or a Symphony Orchestra either, but you didn't belittle them. @tomcoates

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    kevinmarks

    Kevin Marks

  14. @kevinmarks @tomcoates the reason that I think you are both being ridiculous is that I frequently refer to Twitter on air so must....

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    EvanHD

    Evan Davis

    @kevinmarks @tomcoates ...be referring to myself. So the joke is not exclusionary at all. I could easily imagine saying the same...

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    EvanHD

    Evan Davis

    @kevinmarks @tomcoates ...about Hardy readers if I was known to be an avid fan.

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    EvanHD

    Evan Davis

  15. @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.

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    tomcoates

    Tom Coates

    @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.

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    tomcoates

    Tom Coates