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Murdoch bites Twitter bullet

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By John Glenday, Reporter

January 3, 2012 | 1 min read

Australian media mogul Rupert Murdoch has kicked off 2012 with a debut appearance on Twitter.

The News Corp head broke cover on December 31 to alert the world to his recent completion of ‘The Rational Optimist’ before revealing he was having a great time boating with his young daughters.

Murdoch has attracted an impressive 77,000+ followers since opening his account but has received some derision as well.

John Prescott welcomed the mogul with the quip: “"Welcome to Twitter...@rupertmurdoch. I've left you a Happy New Year message on my voicemail!"

One politician Murdoch is likely to please however is Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond, who was warmly congratulated by the press baron for his ironic ‘Briton of the Year’ title bestowed by The Times.

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