...Tonight was Twight Night. Or correctly written according to Twitter, #twightnight. An evening curated by Chris Floyd and chaired by Miranda Sawyer, it was a panel discussion and Q&A at the Paramount Bar, where Twitter was the subject.
Steve Furst, (@stevefurst), Poppy Dinsey (@poppyd), Rhodri Marsden (@rhodri), Alexis Petridis (@alexispetridis), Michael Holden (@thewrongwriter) and Grace Dent (@gracedent), all discussed their interaction with the medium, what they felt it was for, why they used it and basically anything that Twitter has bestowed upon them. (Largely abuse, love, work and PR in equal measure it seemed).
The panel, (minus Michael Holden)
It was an interesting discussion to be a part of and also to meet in the flesh some of the journalists / columnists that I only ever seem to read in the weekend papers! The location too was spectacular, with panoramic views across London, that the misty fog tried it's best to disguise. And we were fed, intermittently, with brilliant hot dogs.
There was nothing revelatory revealed about Twitter - I think we all agreed that it's still a worthy place to be, it's still important and fun and interesting and educational. Perhaps only that now there is more flotsam & jetsam to wade past in a bid to reach it. But there in lies the beauty of Twitter - the choice of who we follow and we're followed by, is entirely ours.