#Climatecamp capers reach the papers
August 25, 2010 Leave a comment
… well, the Guardian Environment blog, which is good enough for me.
Climate Camp had its own Twitter feed of course, but anyone browsing through the #climatecamp hashtag would probably not have got the impression of the day’s events that the spinsters at Climate Camp wanted. Supportive texts were swamped by tweeters ridiculing the activists or even pretending to be them.
Indeed we did. Tee hee.
After polishing Old Holborn’s pole for a while, The Graun concludes:
But the rather presumptuously named @wearethebritish put it most concisely:
He was right.
It is surprising that an organisation that puts so much emphasis on the art of manipulating the media (according to the Climate Camp media pack journalists are "weak and cowardly" and "astoundingly unimaginative") did not think harder about how to use a medium that cuts out the peaky middlemen altogether.