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Council staff told . . you're a bunch of work-shy twits

posted 28 Sep 2011, 05:30 by David Rintoul   [ updated 28 Sep 2011, 06:10 ]

A city council experiment to spend 24 hours tweeting its activities has seen both fans and, perhaps more predictably, critics jump on the bandwagon.

The local authority used the social-networking site Twitter to update followers on the work of its staff from noon yesterday until noon today, telling them about everything from Colinton Library's Bookbug session to the 13,000 meals being prepared and served in schools.

Each of the tweets was labelled with the hashtag - a mark that enables users to follow a chain of posts - "#whatwedo".