Twi-lights [Northern Echo (England)]
(Northern Echo (England) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) LOVE it or loathe it, Twitter has become the go-to place for finding out what's going on in the world outside. Whether it's matters of global importance or snippets of personal trivia, there is no doubting the power the social media forum has over us. In this weekly column, I will look back at how some of the region's most high-profile Twitterers - and a few less celebrated - captured the last seven days.
FORMER Northern Echo reporter Hayley Jones, @hayleyjones38, discovers her daughter has invented a sliding scale of tidiness:
"Me: Megan, how much mess is there upstairs to tidy Megan: 20! about to go upstairs and see how much that really is!"
DARLINGTON-based Northern Echo reporter Steven Hugill, @SHugillEcho, is maybe not as fit as he would like to think:
"Just been KO'D by a pensioner right outside hospital while out on a run. #Irony"
IS Father Time catching up with North Yorkshire-based public relations company owner Anna Addison, @PRAnnaAddison, and her husband Paul: "Paul just got followed by an alcohol awareness charity & I just got an email about incontinence. Fitting."
BILLINGHAM born actor Jamie Bell, @1jamiebell, is clearly not a superstitious fellow: "Just took the tree down. Not joking."
DURHAM Cathedral Dean Michael Sadgrove, @Sadgrovem, questions the decision to put the "Irish horsemeat in beefburgers" story on the front pages: "Is Horsemeatgate swamping more farreaching matters of international & national significance
Media certainly making a *meal* of it."
AMEAT processing plant in Northallerton was linked to the findings and spoof Tweeter Weird Horse, @WeirdHorse, could not resist joining the debate: "To beef or not to beef That is equestrian"
THERE'S not a lot can be said about this tweet from The Northern Echo's deputy editor, Chris Lloyd, @Echochrislloyd: "Tried to put an engagement with Soroptimists into iPhone diary, and it autocorrected to "Droop timidly".
MIDDLESBROUGH born comedian and star of BBC2 hit show Hebburn, Neil Grainger, @GraingerNeil, issues a word of warning ahead of former Boro manager Gordon Strachan's first press conference as Scotland boss:
"Female football journalists of Europe, I hope you like your interviews short, shrill and condescending, 'cause Gordon Strachan is back! #Utb"
THE Northern Echo's sports editor, Nick Loughlin, @loughlinecho, finds they have a different kind of snow on Teesside: "Bloke phones in @BBCTees to tell all that the snow in #boro is "coming down like pancakes" ! !"
BUSINESS editor Andy Richardson, @BizEcho, disputes the claim: "@loughlinecho @BBCTees complete waffle or utter crepe "
SUNDERLAND striker Louis Saha, @louissaha08, wrote poignantly about a late friend: "When someone has passed away, years after it is still hard to delete his number from your phone. #sad"
JUST an average day for Teesside-born BBC business correspondent Steph McGovern, tephbreakfast:
"Surreal morning. Producer locked in her hotel room during programme and me doing business news without her but with zombies instead."
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