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Edition No9 – Whyte & Mackay Hunt

Posted by thealltweetjournal on April 2, 2009

In this week’s edition of the all tweet journal we tell how the popular Whyte & Mackay safari hunt is heading to London – giving twitterers the chance to win a bottle of the famous Scotch whisky.

We also have an exclusive half-price offer on the Story of Scotland children’s book.

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IT’LL BE ALL WHYTE ON THE NIGHT

Whisky safari hunt heads to London

By @makingthenews
twitter correspondent

LONDON is set to roar tomorrow night — as the Whyte & Mackay safari hunt nips down south.
After taking Glasgow twitterers by storm last month, the Whyte and Mackay lions will be hiding in London bars, moving from pub to pub until they are caught.
The lions can be found by following clues on Twitter and Google Latitude.
A Whyte & Mackay spokesman told the all tweet journal: “The first four people to ‘catch’ the lions will receive bottles of whisky — including a 19-year-old special edition — while runner-ups will have drinks bought for them.
“Once the lions have been spotted, they will be placed on the bar of each pub — all the person has to do is walk up to them and touch them. They will then receive a bottle of whisky or drink after revealing their Twitter ID.”
The original hunt in Glasgow on March 27 attracted hundreds of followers and comments on Twitter with people from the US and Europe joining in on the fun.
Whyte and Mackay marketing manager Phil McTeer added: “Once again, we’ll send out cryptic tweets about where the lions are, while also updating Google Latitude. Pics and video may also be sent out to add to the clues.
“People not in London can still take part by following the tweets and adding their opinions as to where the lions might be. At its most extreme it could be millions of people searching for two lions. It’s just a bit of fun but it gives people a chance to get a free bottle of whisky or a drink from us.”
The hunt begins on Friday April 3 in an undisclosed London location.

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Edition No 7 – We Support BigPinkHeart Day

Posted by thealltweetjournal on March 12, 2009

In this week’s edition of the all tweet journal we pledge our support to Big Pink Heart Day — a campaign by @bigpinkheart to have a positive social behaviour day once a year.

We also offer you a 25% discount on personalised Mother’s Day newspaper front page gifts from Scooped! Discount code is SCOOPMUM.

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Edition No7

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@BIG PINK HEART DAY

By @makingthenews
twitter correspondent

@alltweetjournal today pledges its support for BigPinkHeart Day — an appeal to launch a calendarised day with a Love Thy Neighbour Theme.
BPH Day is the branchild of @bigpinkheart — aka Sharon Clephane — who, while wanting to promote positive social behaviour on a daily basis, is appealing for a National Day on October 21 each year where the public are urged to go out of their way to help someone less fortunate.
Sharon told the all tweet journal: “BPH Day would be like Valentine’s Day except  we would focus on a MrsDoAsYouWouldBeDoneByDay.
“If we can get the nation to really go out of their way on one particular day by inviting the elderly neighbour for dinner or doing something special for someone at work on that day then it will encourage more people to do things throughout the year.”
BPH already has the support of celebrities including KT Tunstall, Adele and Tom Baxter.
If you would like to support or if you require further information you can follow @bigpinkheart or visit www.bigpinkheart.co.uk

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Edition No6 – Comedy Book From Twitter Out Now

Posted by thealltweetjournal on March 4, 2009

In this week’s edition of the all tweet journal you can read all about a new collection of comedy writing created through twitter.

All proceeds from TwitterTitter, released ahead of Red Nose Day 2009, go to Comic Relief.

Phoenix Nights star Dave Spikey hopes the collection will unearth new talent.

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Edition No6

TWIT’S SO FUNNY

New twitter comedy book supports Comic Relief

By @makingthenews
twitter correspondent

A NEW collection of comedy writing — created through Twitter — went on sale this week.
TwitterTitters, featuring exclusive new writing from Phoenix Nights co-creator Dave Spikey and a foreword by comedian Nat Coombs, was created in support of Comic Relief ahead of Red Nose Day 2009.
Dave said: “Not only is Comic Relief a great cause but it is fantastic that up-and-coming comedy writers can contribute to collections like TwitterTitters.”
Nat, whose comedy ‘Chelsey: OMG!’ is an online phenomenon, added: “TwitterTitters is a terrific project and I feel priviliged to be in a position where I can help raise a laugh for Comic Relief whilst promoting young writing talent.
“Every year Comic Relief seems to raise more and more for good causes and hopefully TwitterTitters can help push the total up.”
The project was founded by Linda Jones (@joner) and Louise Bolotin (@louisebolotin) who invited comic writers to submit their work through Twitter.
Linda — from passionatemedia.co.uk — said: “I am a massive fan of Phoenix Nights so to get Dave Spikey’s backing is a bit surreal. We are hugely grateful to both Dave and Nat and are really looking forwad to raising as much money as we can for Comic Relief.”
Louise told how the judging panel had been bowled over by the quality of work submitted.
She said: “We’ve had more than 70 entries in a variety of different formats — everything from monologues, to poems, to short stories and blog posts.
“I love a laugh and it’s heart-warming to see so much comic talent our there and people doing so much for Comic Relief. It has been great also to see Twittersphere join forces to tweet — and retweet — messages to promote the book.”

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Edition No2 – @kylemacrae as you have never seen him before

Posted by thealltweetjournal on February 5, 2009

In this week’s edition of the all tweet journal you can read all about @kylemacrae ‘s new venture – www.themidlifecrunch.com, a website dedicated to the dreaded   ‘mid-life crisis’.

We also have an exclusive half-price offer ahead of Valentine’s Day – you can order your very own spoof newspaper gift from Scooped! from just £4.99.

We are putting next week’s promotion up for auction so if you want to advertise your business DM your bids to @alltweetjournal Bids start at just £1 (or $1.50), the highest bid wins and all proceeds to go @twestival charity.

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Edition No2

Edition No2

@kylemacrae’s midlife crunch

By @makingthenews, Twitter Correspondent

@kylemacrae – founder of Scoopt.com – today launches www.themidlifecrunch .com, a site dedicated to the much scorned ‘midlife crisis’.

“Midlife doesn’t have to be a crisis,” he explained. “But it’s certainly a crunch time in your life. On one hand, it’s an excuse to go a bit daft so you might as well enjoy it.

“I’m doing my best! On the other hand, some men do go seriously off the rails and that often ends in sorrow.

“Guys who have been through the rough stuff are well placed to help others. That’s why The Midlife Crunch extends an invitation to all men ‘of a certain age’ to share their experiences, whether funny, sad or salutary.

“I’m also interested in the bigger question of whether the midlife crisis is just a soppy western affectation or a deeper global phenomenon – something that affects all men, perhaps in very different ways across different cultures.”

Coincidentally, Scoopt was closed by its new owners Getty Images earlier this week.

“Scoopt may be dead but I’m not,” said @kylemacrae. “At 45, that’s something to celebrate.”

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Welcome to the all tweet journal

Posted by thealltweetjournal on January 21, 2009

Launch Edition

Launch Edition

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HELLO, and welcome to the all tweet journal — the online newspaper for twitterers all over the world.

the all tweet journal will be designed by @makingthenews and will be published at http://thealltweetjournal.com once a week.

It will start as a single front page but where it goes from there depends on you — if there is demand we can increase the size of the newspaper or publish it daily.

Our news desk want you to tell us the big news in your life or business and we will publish the best stories. You may have landed a big contract, developed new software, launched a new website or product . . . or something big may be happening in your personal life that you would like to share with your fellow twitterers.

Send your breaking news and pictures to @alltweetjournal and you could make it on to the front page of the all tweet journal

First edition out Thursday, January 29.

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