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    My retirement from Twitter

     Posted in Twitter at 7:28 on Thursday, February 17th, 2011 by Mr. Rant

    It’s with a sad voice and wavering lip that I’m announcing my retirement from Twitter.  

    I’ve been thinking over the past few days that it’s time I ended this love affair and bid you all farewell, my reasons for doing this are twofold.

    Primarily, it comes down to that I really haven’t got the free time now to blog let alone tweet and sustain a good conversation.

    We as a business will continue to use Twitter as a promotional tool, something we’ve been doing for nearly two years now.

    Secondly, it’s important to note that I’ve made this decision because it suits me. In recent times I’ve been on Twitter now and then when I’ve felt like something needed to be said.

    I’m grateful to have met and spoken to some great people and I wish you all the best in whatever you have in your lives.

    This blog will as ever continue, but I won’t be on Twitter.

    I’m not ruling out a return later. Special events on Twitter are always fun.

    For now it’s goodbye, see you soon and farewell.


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    Kenneth Tong… Completely a Dick. (Update)

     Posted in Anger Level 4 & Twitter at 18:42 on Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 by Mr. Rant

    Well, this is turn up for the books isn’t it? Kenneth Tong has now posted a tweet saying that his managed anorexia campaign was a hoax, well that makes it all better then doesn’t it?

    No, it doesn’t.

    He states his reasons for picking an offensive and sickening topic to promote was to conduct an experiment to see if twitter can be used to garner huge publicity.  It worked but here at Rant Towers we’re still unsure as to whether to believe him or not.

    You have to think that after so much bad publicity, wouldn’t someone post something reversing their actions even if they did still believe it? Well we wouldn’t here but some people might.

    You can read his comments below.

    Kenneth Tong

    On Tuesday 11th January 2011, @MrKennethTong said:

    I think it is time for to come clean. The whole size zero thing is a hoax. It came about after an interesting discussion I had with a friend of mine. The discussion centered round whether it was possible, to go from nowhere to be a globally recognized figure within a week harnessing the power of the internet and specifically Twitter, which I have always maintained is a better medium than national TV. My friend said it wasn’t possible. I said it was. To prove him wrong, I decided as a hoax to promote via Twitter something that was universally appalling, I chose managed anorexia. I would like to make it clear, I chose the subject as a hoax as I knew it’d be appalling to men and women. The campaign has worked; I have been a Trending topic on Twitter for over a week. I am scheduled to appear on TV, the Press and Radio shows, over the course of the next week: Grazia, Telegraph, The Sun, The Sunday Times etc. Now it’s time to come clean and stop the bandwagon. My honest personal opinion on managed anorexia is it is an disgusting and illogical idea. It is a mental illness. It cannot be managed. To all the people I have offended as part of this scientific experiment, I would like to apologize to you and to show my sincerity I will making a sizeable donation to beat: the leading UK charity for people with eating disorders and their families. Furthermore, I have decided to auction my custom Apple iPod Nano watch on Ebay, the proceeds from this will be going to the charity, beat.

    Now if you don’t mind I’ll go back to actually focussing on something important and Mr. Tong you can go and crawl back under which ever rock you came from, now fuck off.

    Source: http://www.twitlonger.com/show/82t0bf


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    Win a T-Shirt!

     Posted in The Blog & Twitter at 10:44 on Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 by Mr. Rant

    I’ve been meaning to do this for a while, but fear of no entries has prevented it, but now I’m gonna give it a bash seeing as it’s Christmas!

    All you need to do is answer the following question and you could win a fantabulous Rantastic T-Shirt!!!

    On which date is Christmas celebrated?

    Send you answer and your name to: mr.rant@therantastic.com and we’ll pick a winner on 21st december 2009!

    Please put competition in the subject line.

    For a copy of the terms and conditions please send me an email asking for them.


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    Celebrities and Twitter ²…

     Posted in Anger Level 3 & Twitter at 22:40 on Friday, March 6th, 2009 by Mr. Rant

    It’s come to this again.  It’s come to the fact that I feel compelled again to write yet another post about “celebrites” on Twitter.  If you have been living in a hole and don’t know what Twitter is, I’ll give you a very brief overview of the idea behind it.

    Twitter is a micro-blogging website.  This site that your at right now is a blog.  It’s personal to me and that’s what Twitter is.  It’s there for you to update, to broadcast and to inform people so that they know what you are doing or what you’re thinking or just to enlighten people.

    Celebs have missed the point of it.  It’s becoming shameless promotion, a tool for celebs so that they can get something back, mainly admiration.  It’s nice to have people following your updates but when people are following celebs because they are just that is not what Twitter is about.

    Lets hope this changes before it goes to far.


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    Twitter and Celebrities…

     Posted in Twitter at 1:36 on Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 by Mr. Rant

    In recent days the lovely, the wonderful world of Twitter has been outed by several celebrities and has been awash with people following their antics and daily lives online.  Most of this has been directly caused by Johnathan Ross and Stephen Fry, I have no problem with celebs being on Twitter, it can only enrich our community but what I do have a problem with is the starstruck morons who follow them.

    You see on Twitter you can follow certain people who may be of interest to you, you get to see all the tweets that they post and you can reply to them accordingly when it takes your fancy.  Tonight Russell Brand joined Twitter and in the two hours that he had been on the community he already had thousands of people following him, I must admit that I don’t like him.  I really don’t find him entertaining at all, and he’s quite dull in comparison to the likes of Lee Mack, Lee Evans and also Tim Minchin, but that’s beside the point.

    So why follow them? You may want to get an insight into their lives, which admittedly is slightly stalkerish, you may want to get closer to them, which is slightly stalkerish.  Hold on, you’re effectively stalking them, I suppose that this would be indicative of the follow function that Twitter has.  Currently on my Twitter account I am following eight people, six of those being people who live near me and two of them being moderately famous.  Now there is a difference in being a celeb and being famous.  Famous people are generally well known because of something which is important, this is the case in my eyes with @girlwithonetrack, the link to her blog is below and right, in her case I find her blog riveting and important as a account of life.  The other person is @stephenfry, you can guess who that is from just the name.  Mr. Fry is a great ambassador for new technology and this is the reason that he is being followed.

    If you join Twitter just to follow a celeb, don’t bother they’ll get bored with it in a week, and never update, if you want real insights into lives; follow someone who lives near you; (I don’t mean stalk them, yes that means you).  Lets just work hard to make our community somewhere that we can partake in this wonderful event and make our feelings known, don’t make it about celebrity.


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