Do you tweet?

Having documented the influence of US satirists on political discourse, BBC NI Hearts and Minds’ Julia Paul looks at how Northern Ireland politicians are adopting online interactive tools – such as Twitter – just as those satirists are turning their gaze on the same. With contributions from, amongst others, an enthusiastic Conall McDevitt and a sceptical cynical Deric Henderson of the Press Association. [Doonesbury? – Ed] Indeed. Of course, it’s not an either/or situation.. This time I’ve spared you Noel Thompson’s ‘tweeting’ introduction. [Thanks! – Ed] You’re welcome..

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