Nov 27, 2013

Rupert’s changing the world, 140 characters at a time

Media types love Twitter, and octogenarian media mogul Rupert Murdoch is certainly no stranger to the format. Freelance writer Farz Edraki asks: how powerful is Murdoch on Twitter, really?

Rupert Murdoch’s Twitter profile has polarised his followers — but do his brash 140-characters-or-less posts signal the rise of “tweetorialising”?

From US politics to climate change, the 82-year-old News Corp executive is remarkably uninhibited on social media. He’s also fairly prolific; since signing up on December 31, 2011, he’s tweeted a total of 1035 times (197 times so far this year).

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12 thoughts on “Rupert’s changing the world, 140 characters at a time

  1. klewso

    So, he wasn’t trying to buy a paper in Syria?

  2. klewso

    “Weird cults” – from “The Cult of “News Corpse”?

  3. drmick

    He looks like he could be an undead; maybe his irrelevance snd lack of a brain saves him from the zombies who work for him and read his papers.

  4. zut alors

    Love the one about ‘what happened to global warming’ and New York entering ‘a new ice age’. He fails to acknowledge he’s protected from heat by the cold blood in his veins.

  5. AR

    In daze of yore, the old could mumble and grumble in the corner of the inglenook, unheeded.
    How long before Tweetorrhea becomes a recognised condition when seeking power of attorney to have someone certified?

  6. AR

    Could someone remind Mudorc who it was that bought the “crappy MySpace” for several hundred big ones some years ago?

  7. CML

    And we should be interested in ANYTHING Murdoch has to say, why exactly?
    I spend my life avoiding all of his newspapers etc. I can do without Crikey inflicting him on me.

  8. Liamj

    What a sad old man, so desperate to be right that his hundreds of News Corpse parrots aren’t enough, he has to spam twitter as well.

  9. klewso

    If only he could change his character?

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