links for 2009-01-31

Martin Belam  by Martin Belam, 31 January 2009

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Re: The BBC and Daily Mail Twitter channels - the difference is that the Daily Mail one was quite clearly a parody from the very start (as you could tell by the OTT description and the obviously sarcastic Tweets), while the fake "BBC" did not mention anywhere that it was not an official BBC feed (it described itself as "updates from the BBC website" and used the same language as the BBC's properties). In fact until this episode came up I thought it was an official feed. Twitter's terms of services permit parody but do not permit outright impersonation, and that's where most of the rancour came from.

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