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TweetMinster.co.uk, the service that allows people to follow MPs and UK politics using Twitter, has today announced the release of a new tool, the “tweetometer” that will allow people to compare and track hot topics on Twitter in real time, meaning you could compare Brown and Cameron and see who is being discussed most.

London March 12 2009 – TweetMinster, www.tweetminster.co.uk, a service that promotes better communications between voters and Members of Parliament, has today released a new tool that allows people to track and compare hot topics on Twitter in real time. It is hoped that the tool will encourage people to search for and compare people and subjects of potentially topical interest.

The Tweetometer, which can be found at http://tweetminster.co.uk/pages/apps
is a simple to use tool that lets people compare any two topics of their choice, for example Gordon Brown versus David Cameron; Tories versus Lib Dems; Credit Crunch versus Guantanamo (in fact absolutely anything; it doesn’t even need to be politics related!) and view in real time which of these two topics is being discussed more on Twitter. The Tweetometer updates in real time and can also be embedded on any webpage.

TweetMinster represents a simple way of using the Internet to track politics in real time, and to make politicians more accountable and make political communications in Britain more open and social.

The service makes it easy for the public to find and talk to MPs using Twitter, a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?

Twitter.com is rapidly exploding as the latest Internet phenomenon counting millions of users in the UK, including global celebrities such as Britney Spears, Shaquille O’Neill, Barack Obama, Jonathan Ross and Stephen Fry.

Twitter enables real-time conversations between members of parliament and voters. Ultimately TweetMinster promotes better political communications and greater transparency and openness within UK politics.

Alberto Nardelli, Co-founder of Tweetminster said: “We’re really excited to be launching the Tweetometer today as it allows anyone to capitalise on the real time nature of the web to catch up on the topics that are speeding ahead. Whilst a week is a long time in politics, 30 minutes on Twitter is a very long time.”

Andrew Walker, Co-Founder of Tweetminster said: “There is now representation on Twitter of all the major parties, with 25 MPs and more than 40 PPCs updating their personal profiles regularly, meaning there are a wealth of Tweets to read back through that may be of interest. Who knows? The Tweetometer might just give you the heads-up on who's going to win the next election.”

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For further information, please contact Rich Leigh, 10 Yetis Public Relations Agency on 01452 348 211, rich@10yetis.co.uk or on Twitter @RichLeighSmith.


Further Information

TweetMinster
Launced in December 2008, TweetMinster is a UK-based service that makes it easier to connect the public with politics using Twitter. TweetMinster allows to track UK politics in real time, and to find and follow Members of Parliament (or invite them to use Twitter if they're not already doing so) and Prospective Parliamentary Candidates.

By encouraging participation and through open conversations, TweetMinster promotes better and more transparent communication between voters and elected representatives.

http://www.tweetminster.co.uk

On Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tweetminster

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