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Best tweets on Murdoch - and the man himself boosts Salmond


By Noel Young, Correspondent

January 1, 2012 | 4 min read

Here are some of the best tweets in response to the news that Rupert Murdoch is now on Twitter - and then Murdoch''s own tweets .

New king of the Twitterverse

* Maybe he's interested in the direct messaging function on here, & how you could access the messages of others???...

* The new @rupertmurdoch account appears to be verified. At least you don't need to "pay-per-view" to read it!

* From John Prescott : Good luck with your latest venture into social media. I promise not to mention MySpace.....much!

* From John Prescott: Welcome to Twitter @rupertmurdoch. I've left you a Happy New Year message on my voicemail!

* From John Prescott , on Rupert's comment that maybe Brits have too many holidays for a broke country: Now we know who writes The Sun's leader column!

* Welcome to Twitter @rupertmurdoch where it's possible to overhear millions of people's messages to one another.

* From OccupyWallSt: Welcome 2 twitter, @RupertMurdoch. Hope u picked a strong password.

* If anyone was wondering who's been rummaging through their Direct Messages, @rupertmurdoch has joined Twitter.

* The first 30 tweets from @RupertMurdoch are free, then the paywall goes up.

*From Piers Morgan: You can tell by the tweets he's doing it himself.

*From Louise Mensch MP : Twitter consensus is the @rupertmurdochaccount is genuine.

*I could be wrong, but apparently, recent Twitter arrival @rupertmurdoch has elected to use the MRI from a recent brain scan as his avatar.

* Ummm @rupertmurdoch joining twitter may be the real first sign of the apocalypse. #2012

* Hey @rupertmurdoch. I'm surprised you're only following two people. The police said it was at least 800!

* If @rupertmurdoch can't tell the difference between the tweet box and the search box this could be *fun*!

* The only media baron with any integrity AND an invulnerability to thrown pies - @RupertMurdoch


* Great to see alexsalmond Briton of the year. Fellow antiestablishmentarian's Econmist piece equal very good and bs!

* Maybe Brits have too many holidays for broke country!

* Back to work tomorrow. Enough idling!

* Good to see santorum surging in Iowa. Regardless of policies, all debates showed principles, consistency and humility like no other.

*I LOVE the film "we bought a zoo", a great family movie. Very proud of fox team who made this great film.

*Happy 2012. May itbe better than all experts predict. Has to be! Must change everything to create jobs for all, especiallyyoung

* Saw Fox film Descendants. Thank God, one to be proud of. Star Geo Clooney deserves Oscar, maybe film too.

* Amazing! Alexander Hamilton born (illegitimate) 40 miles away. Best man never elected president. At least, founded NY Post!

* Vacations great time for thinking. St Barth's too many people. Thoughts best kept private around here. Like London!

* Great oped inWSJ today on Ron Paul. Huge appeal of libertarian message.

* Great time in sea with young daughters, uboating.

* Steve Jobs biog interesting but unfair. Family must hate.

* Have just. Read The Rational Optimist. Great book.

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