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Express confuses followers and following. Ha ha ha!

January 17, 2010 11 Comments

I pointed out this morning that the Express was talking utter rubbish claiming that the BBC was keeping up twitter accounts with 0 or 2 followers. The real numbers were in the tens of 000s.

Express thinks following means follower.

Express thinks following means follower.

It appears the Express has confused following and follower numbers.

Ha ha ha ha ha.

Here's what they said:

The BBC Radio 2 site, which gathers messages, or “tweets”, from presenters such as Chris Evans, Jonathan Ross and Alan Carr, has no followers.

The BBC Radio 5 Live site, run by presenter Victoria Derbyshire, has just two.

Did they mean these accounts:

Yes, they surely did. I wrote this morning that:

it makes it look like you don't know what you're talking about.

The original story. Clowns.

The original story. Clowns.

And they certainly don't.

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