We now write Cricinfo’s weekly Twitter round-up

Bowled on 26th April, 2012 at 09:39 by
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It would seem that we’re selling off our newsletter for parts.

Following cricketers on Twitter is actually pretty boring. James Anderson and Graeme Swann are smart and funny and Dale Steyn used to be, but the rest are generally either illiterate or don’t know when to shut up.

The original subheading of our new Cricinfo feature was ‘braving cricketers’ “banter” so you don’t have to‘. That’s basically the premise. There is some good cricket stuff on Twitter, but JESUS CHRIST CAN YOU STOP GOING ON ABOUT NANDO’S FOR FIVE MINUTES.

So yes, there’s also bad stuff, but hopefully some of that can be made entertaining as well. The Twitter round-up will develop over time, but we’re fairly happy with the first one and a couple of bits have the whiff of being regular features already.

Being as it’s weekly, we aren’t going to link to every instalment from here, but please try and follow it if you think you might like it. There doesn’t seem to be any special Twitter round-up subscription option, but if you know what you’re doing with RSS feeds and that, this is our author page and they should all appear there.

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  1. Bert   //   April 26th, 2012 at 11:05

    It’s an honourable profession, KC. For centuries people have painstakingly combed through mountains of shit to find the occasional nugget of gold. Why should it be any different in today’s computerised world?

    I expect you’ll find some good stuff, so I think it’s well worth keeping an eye on it. But I also think you’ve got your work cut out. The amount of gold in circulation has stayed pretty much the same over the years, while at the same time Twitter has exponentially increased the size of the shit mountain. It’s their great (and only) gift to the world.

    Got to go – The World Bank is reporting a lack of confidence in Asian markets, and I need to know what Katie Price thinks about that.

  2. jimmy   //   April 26th, 2012 at 12:23

    Is there a special name for people who comb Twitter for nuggets? If not, there should be. For example, people who sift mud and silt for gold are said to be “prospecting”. But what are Twitter-sifters doing? Twifting? Are they twifters? Are we living in an age of twift? We should be told.

    The new page is very good btw.

    • Ged   //   April 26th, 2012 at 14:23

      They are known as “The Twitterati”.

      Whereas old cynical dogs like me are known as “The Gitterati”.

      Excellent stuff on Cricinfo there, KC. I wish you the very best of luck with your new series. Or is it a serial?

    • King Cricket   //   April 26th, 2012 at 14:37

      Or a cereal?

      Er, it’s ongoing.

  3. Deep Cower   //   April 26th, 2012 at 12:52

    Did you just say Tendulkar is illiterate or doesn’t know when to shut up?

    I can see your body tumbling into the cricinfo well and the air reverberating with “THIS. IS. MUMBAIIIIIIIII”.

  4. sam   //   April 26th, 2012 at 14:25

    What the bollocks is Panesar going on about?

    • string   //   April 26th, 2012 at 16:16

      And what the heck is going on with Lanky’s top/middle order batting?

  5. b   //   April 26th, 2012 at 15:53

    Rob Key‏@robkey612 :

    Is it raining. I hadn’t noticed

  6. Micko   //   April 27th, 2012 at 03:41

    I was literally rolling on the floor laughing while reading Parnell’s entry.

  7. Uday   //   April 27th, 2012 at 07:04

    Brilliant Brilliant article on Shiv, KC. Have been dying to read a good tribute to him. Its way better than Steen’s dictionary aided efforts.

    Especially like this part:

    “The line separating confidence from delusion is a thin one. Shiv had probably been on the wrong side of that line, but he stayed where he was and eventually it moved towards him, even if his team-mates couldn’t help justify his position completely.”

    • King Cricket   //   April 27th, 2012 at 08:03

      Thanks very much. We put some effort into that one. Really nice to hear it’s appreciated.

  8. John   //   April 27th, 2012 at 11:30

    Does God write his own Tweets? Looked suspiciously like a PR job.

  9. D Charlton   //   April 27th, 2012 at 15:49

    Top Twitter digging (Twigging?) KC… If only it would land in my inbox each Thursday without having to RSS or go to Cricinfo or anything. You know, like a newsletter.

    • King Cricket   //   April 27th, 2012 at 16:17

      If only.

  10. Howe_zat   //   April 27th, 2012 at 16:24

    You must feel like the people at the tip whose job it is to stand at the conveyor belt, picking out the stuff that has a small possibility of being recycled.

    • King Cricket   //   April 27th, 2012 at 16:25

      Another beautiful and accurate description of what we do.

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