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The Twitter Rules

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http://www.linuxinsider.com – The British government has told civil servants: Go forth and tweet. The government published guidelines Tuesday for its departments on using the microblogging service Twitter. In contrast to Twitter's limit of 140 characters per message, the document runs 20 pages, or more than 5,000 words. It tells civil servants their tweets should be "human and credible" and written in "informal spoken English." The guidelines are the British government's latest attempt to embrace the Internet and social media -- efforts that have been both praised and mocked. (General)