John Prescott on Twitter’s 10m milestone

Life is tweet, says the UK’s former deputy prime minister John Prescott, as the number of people in the UK using Twitter reaches 10 million:

Twitter is OUR media, the public have become the news editors and the Twitter trend list is the running order.

It’s given me a voice and a connection to millions of people that the distorted prism of the mainstream media denied.

My tweet lord: Pope joins Twitter and launches new Vatican website

Pope Benedict XVI launches the new Vatican website with a tweet sent from an iPad. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

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