According to the man who is currently favourite to be the UK’s next Prime Minister, David Cameron, “The trouble with Twitter, the instantness of it – too many twits might make a twat.”
He precursored this comment by saying: “Politicians do have to think about what we say,” a grammatically garbled statement that’s unfortunately more Bushism than insight.
Commentators are quick to point out the irony of Cameron’s mocking the early adopters of Twitter when he himself has lost face scrambling aboard every technological bandwagon his aides can find. PC Pro fumes that “Cameron appears to have forgotten that the Conservative Party has its own Twitter account,” though it’s a bit too easy to condemn Cameron out of hand. It seems to me he wasn’t attacking Twitter, just highlighting the fact that this frictionless method of communication must be used with care.
He should probably remember every other communication medium needs to be treated with care too. See the original video here and decide for yourself.