Radio 4 as an antidote to Twitter panel games
Editor, Social media and Syndication, BBC Radio
For the last few months there have been a rash of quite ancient comedy parlour games being adapted to Twitter where groups of friends devise, in 140 characters of course, punnery and wordplay around film and tv titles. Just in the last month credit crunch movies (eg: The Italian Jobless), medieval movies (eg: You've Got Chain Mail) have had their moment in the sun. In response a small group of Radio 4 fans including a lot of the Twitter regulars working here have had minutes of fun of an evening adapting these memes to our favourite national speech network; CreditCrunchRadio4 spawned for example the rather bleak The Pip. My best attempt at medievalradio4 was You and Your Serf (sorry). However none so far had generated more than a brief flurry of interest.
Our favourite 20 #radio4minus1letter tweets
(Oh. A handful of the tweets online have a high innuendo factor. If the thought of what Samantha has got up to over the years offends then steer clear.)
Ok. If you're bored on the commute home tonight. mmm. #radio4plus1letter. That could be fun.
Jem Stone is Portfolio Executive for Social Media at BBC Audio & Music
- Meg Pickard's excellent guide to Twitter trending.
- Wikipedia entry: A list of games on I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue.
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