Tuesday, March 23, 2010

a mistweet from @noynoyaquino

Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III's camp said a suspicious tweet that was broadcast Tuesday morning was nothing but a "mistweet."

"Noy asked one of his staff to tweet," Leah Navarro, content head of the online new media bureau of Noynoy Aquino, told Yahoo! Southeast Asia in a telephone interview.

Apparently, the unnamed member of staff tweeted a personal rant but it was mistakenly broadcast on Aquino's official Twitter account at @noynoyaquino.

This message was broadcast on his Twitter account at 10:28 a.m. (Manila time): "Won't be bringing a car to work na everyday! Stupid taxi who bumped my car! 5k down the drain!"


Why can't they just delete the tweet? maybe they could (and probably did) but it was broadcast at real time so maybe some people managed to read it already. Oh well, let's see if Erap has something to mistweet. Now THAT would be hilarious

On another note, it probably boils down to politicians using platforms like twitter to raise their popularity. So the purpose of twitter is probably defeated if the elements of spontaneity and no-nonsense tweeting is removed. Like, it's a bummer for Noy (and his staff) to not tweet something...personal. I get that Noy wasn't the one who tweeted but imagine the scrutiny he might get if he DID tweet that. Maybe he should just get another account if he wants to vent and bitch about stressors..like his sister. haha

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