- They do quite a lot of 'chatting' between themselves.
- They don't seem to make as much use of the RT function on Twitter (even between themselves) as many of the other people I follow.
Steve Richards (Independent)
Benedict Brogan (Telegraph)
Andrew Rawnsley (Observer)
Paul Mason (BBC)
Daniel Finkelstein (Times)
Jon Sopel (BBC)
Laura Kuenssberg (BBC)
Nick Robinson (BBC)
- Following them is an easy way to keep up with what columnists and commentators are saying (except, of course, those hiding behind The Times's paywall).
- Sometimes their articles are interesting enough to inflict on your other followers via an RT.
- The possibility of using Twitter's @Journalist'sName 'reply' facility means that you're in with a chance of letting them know what you think about what they're saying.
- The same facility also means that you can try to draw their attention to your latest blog posts. Most of the time, of course, they take no notice - but you only need an occasional RT from one of them to see a massive increase in the numbers visiting your own blog, some of whom may actually be tempted to become regular readers.
- And that's good enough for me.
Matt Roper (STV)
Neal Mann (Sky News)
Patrick O’Flynn (Express)
Mary Ann Sieghart (Independent)