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Twitter hits the UK mainstream thanks to @stephenfry and @wossy

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Last Friday, Twitter was discussed on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross in front of an audience of over 4 million. It wasn’t the punchline of a joke about ‘young people’ as Facebook and MySpace often are but discussed in earnest and with affection by two of the UK’s best known media personalities.

Have a look at the first 3 minutes of this video.

So is this it? Has twitter finally ‘arrived’ thanks to @wossy and @stephenfry?
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Goodbye Bush – Best ad placement ever?

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 I had a real coffee-snorting moment when I saw this.

Goodbye Bush - Best ad placement ever?

Goodbye Bush - Best ad placement ever?

Absolute genius. For those of who who don’t know, Veet is a brand of products for the removal of body hair. It’s a bush pun – geddit?

Whoever thought this up needs a promotion immediately.

Is Xbox live a wasted social opportunity?

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I love my Xbox 360. Right now I’m in the firm grip of an addiction to Gears of War 2. My facebook profile pic is me “rocking out” with my imitation Gibson Guitar Hero controller. I really am that sad.

But I get annoyed at how little I am able to integrate my Xbox live account with other parts of my online life. I know it’s possible to fudge together a gamercard widget for ones blog or online profile, and your Windows messenger status can be set to show what game you are playing. But that’s about it and c’mon that’s pretty limited.

I think Microsoft are really missing a trick here.

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