Monday 26 January 2009

EUtwitty (1) - Let's Twitter about the European Union in 140 characters

The Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship of the University of Karlsruhe is looking for two co-founders for a startup to develop an online encyclopaedia with articles of 140 characters length that would fit the length of messages in Twitter - which is why the project is apparently titled "Twitty".

Maybe we could develop entries for this tool related to the European Union:
  • The European Parliament is the supranational institution that simulates democracy in the EU by travelling between Brussels and Strasbourg. (138 characters)
  • José Manuel Barroso is the uninspiring President of the European Commission who will be re-elected in 2009 because of his lack of charisma. (139 characters)
  • The European blogosphere is a bunch of strange people who think that articles about something that nobody cares about will actually be read. (140 characters)
I think I will continue with this exercise in the future; if you have good ideas please contribute!


antyx said...

Hear hear.

Julien Frisch said...

Tere tulemast...! :-)

Anonymous said...

I like this. New meme time!

The European Union is a complex collection of economic/political institutions the purpose, direction and significance of which few can agree (140 characters)

Anonymous said...

Does it have to be full words to count? Otherwise I'll try:

Unlikely that UK EP elections will really be about EU issues when the public does not get what it is and does. Press and govt to blame?