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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 desktop application, the “TweetMinster Wire”, which will let people track, follow and engage around UK politics in real time by using the power of Twitter.

London April 7th 2009 – TweetMinster, www.tweetminster.co.uk, a service that promotes better communications between voters and Members of Parliament, has today released a new desktop application called the TweetMinster Wire that will let people track, follow and engage around UK politics and the issues that matter in real time by using the power of Twitter directly from their desktop.

The TweetMinster Wire pulls together politically relevant conversations from Twitter and allows people to follow and access the Twitter streams of:

• Members of Parliament
• Prospective Parliamentary Candidates
• All major parties
• Parliament and Government Departments
• Downing Street
• Relevant conversations – TweetMinster’s secret sauce to capture content of relevance.

The TweetMinster Wire acts as a Twitter client letting people participate within these conversations and also to post, reply and direct message friends and followers, and thereby aims to foster a community around UK politics.

The application also integrates TweetMinster Search allowing people to search through the conversations of politicians and filter these by party and politician, and includes a tool to compare the occurrence of topics and trends overtime within a dynamic graph. And by using the Guardian’s recently launched Open Platform API context is added to the graphs by accompanying tracked topics with news. For example users will be able to see why a topic peaked on a specific day by seeing its references within those days’ articles.

Alberto Nardelli, Co-founder of TweetMinster said,

“We’re truly excited to be launching the TweetMinster Wire today. By using the power of Twitter the application aims to foster an unprecedented community around politics in the UK and at the same time provides professionals and politicians with tools to engage, track and analyze political conversations in real time. You can think of it as a “social Bloomberg for UK politics” that aims to improve political communications by empowering voters, politicians and professionals that operate in the sector.”

TweetMinster also announced that it will soon release a series of premium services for the Wire alongside ongoing enhancements.

The TweetMinster Wire is free and can be downloaded at: www.tweetminster.co.uk

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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|http://www.twitter.com/richleighsmith.

Further Information

TweetMinster

TweetMinster has been featured in the Spectator, on BBC 1’s the Politics Show, in the Guardian, the Times, Springwise, Mashable, Computer Active, WebUser and many more.

TweetMinster Ltd is a privately-held company based in London, UK. Launched in December 2008, TweetMinster is a 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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