Best April Fool’s story

The UK’s Guardian carries the best story I’ve seen for April Fool’s Day:

Consolidating its position at the cutting edge of new media technology,the Guardian today announces that it will become the first newspaper in the world to be published exclusively via Twitter, the sensationally popular social networking service that has transformed online communication.

The move, described as “epochal” by media commentators, will see all Guardian content tailored to fit the format of Twitter’s brief text messages, known as “tweets”, which are limited to 140 characters each. …

A mammoth project is also under way to rewrite the whole of the newspaper’s archive, stretching back to 1821, in the form of tweets.

The story offers examples of new-media stories such as: “OMG Hitler invades Poland, allies declare war see tinyurl.com/b5x6e for more”

Come to think of it, this isn’t all that far-fetched. Have you seen an annual report yet in 140 characters or less? “Notice & Access” may evolve there.

Anyway, hope you enjoyed a good chuckle today.

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