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Alyn Smith issues report on Twitter

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Alyn Smith who is an SNP member of the European Parliament published a report he had commissioned into Scottish Twitter and online chat in Scotland. The independent report, "Scotland and Social Media, Trolls Under the...

Letter from Scotland

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Forestry and fishing, two of Scotland’s iconic industries, both made the news this week.  All remaining controls over forestry were formally devolved to Scotland but we appear to have lost control over fishing. Let’s start...

MSP gets Twitter to join in Edinburgh conversation on mental health

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Scottish Conservative mental health spokesman Miles Briggs MSP has managed to get the support of Twitter to organise a conference on mental health this Monday.The conference will discuss the way social media can help young people access...

Social media tips – How do you find a tweet from a year ago?

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 Yes, we are big Twitter users with over 41,000 followers and we probably spend too much time there. But we hope you will like this tip which could save you time.If you read as many tweets...

allmediascotland sets up a new Edinburgh Twitter account

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A new, free source of news about Edinburgh has been launched by a long-established Scottish website that helps organisations to connect with the media.The twitter feed, www.twitter.com/allEdinburghPR, comprises media releases about the capital that have...

Careful how you tweet!

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Edinburgh residents are effectively leaving their homes open to burglary because of a naïve attitude to social media, a study finds. Personal information, crucial for burglars in targeting properties, is being posted on social media accounts...

Tweet the Light Fantastic in St Andrew Square

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 St Andrew Square burst into an interactive kaleidoscope of colour tonight  as the City of Edinburgh Council shone a light on the Capital’s age of Enlightenment. (actually it was green last night too....) In collaboration with...

Royal Mail change posting times

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Have the last posting times changed on a postbox near you?Our reader Jon Chase realised that the collection time on his local postbox near Ferry Road has been changed from evening to morning, and...

#edinhour is looking for you tonight

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Are you into Twitter, tweets and tweeting? Do you live or work in Edinburgh and love this city? Then read on!Following the success of #Scotlandhour on Twitter Rob Wilkinson set up #edinhour to...

Send a tweet – on a postcard

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Signed, sealed and delivered with a Tweet Non-Tweeters in Edinburgh can get your message to them via the at800 postbox at800, the organisation responsible for ensuring viewers can still watch Freeview when new mobile signals go...

Edinburgh Council meeting as it happened

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The council meeting this morning had an agenda which was dispatched in just over two hours. This was the first meeting which had started with a Pause for Reflection, although in essence it was...

Harvie calls for tweeting at Holyrood

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A Green MSP has called for officials to lift a ban on using social media in the chamber.Patrick Harvie wants The Scottish Government to follow in the footsteps of Westminster and allow ministers to...

Twitter used to announce safety camera locations

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Central Scotland, Lothian and Borders and Tayside Safety Camera Partnerships are now using Twitter to inform motorists where safety cameras are located at the touch of a button. Each week the three Partnerships will Tweet...

Royal Wedding Photo Special

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We asked our Twitter followers if they had any photos from Saturday's royal wedding in the Canongate Kirk, and Dai Lowe got back to us with these snaps of the window display in The...

Chris Brookmyre Book Launch

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Scottish author Chris Brookmyre launched his new book at The Caves in Edinburgh on Wednesday night.Almost a decade and a half has gone by since the publication of his award-winning novel ‘Quite Ugly One...

QDCC – First Twitter Birthday

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Queensferry & District Community Council’s (QDCC) Facebook and Twitter pages last week marked their first birthday after reaching a full year of service.The social networking feeds on www.facebook.com/queensferry and @qdcc on Twitter feature regular...

Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service celebrate a year on Twitter

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Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service (LBFRS), the first Scottish fire service on Twitter, is hailing its first year using the micro-blogging service as a success. Last month saw the Service ...

Edinburgh on Twitter 30 March 2011

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It is said (and we are not really sure by whom but bear with us!) that tweets last for about 7 minutes. This is our way of trying to extend life expectancy.....The photo is...

Edinburgh Today on Twitter

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Twitter Birthday Twelebrations

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The social medium, Twitter, celebrates its 5th birthday today. We, at Reporter Towers, are genuine lovers of Twitter and use it to keep up with stories that are happening here in Edinburgh, often from the...

NHS Lothian want you to tweet to them

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People living in Lothian are being given the chance to tweet their views on sexual health and HIV services. NHS Lothian is looking for feedback on their plans to improve sexual health and reduce the...

To tweet or not to tweet……

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The Reporter is a bit of a Twitter fan as some of you may know. Business bosses are being told they are being Twitter twits if they are not using social networking sites...

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