More twittering

EVERYONE is doing it, not least Scottish journalists… As articles these last couple of days on underline, there’s a definite penchant among Scots hacks for Twittering.

Former GMTV chief correspondent, Alan Fisher (pictured), will be Tweeting from the ‘G8’ summit of world leaders in Italy next week.

Now working for the global news channel, Al Jazeera English, as a correspondent, the Scot says: “It’s now a part of our coverage which is considered from the planning stage.

“We found during our Gaza war coverage people were linking up with us through Twitter and really since then we’ve all been switched on to it.”

Fisher has Tweeted from the G20, invited questions for a recent sit-down with the head of the nuclear watchdog, the IAEA, in Vienna, and even from the Arctic Circle.

“We were in the middle of nowhere, but I had a signal on my Blackberry so could keep people up to date with our progress as we travelled on snow mobiles to a remote outpost.”