In addition to trading journalists for a visit from Bill Clinton, Pyongyang has jumped on the Twitter bandwagon.
UPDATE: Turns out that North Korea has been spoofed! (Thanks to the MANY who pointed this out to me, in comments below and on Twitter)
Pyongyang’s Twitter Style:
The DPRK’s preferred preferred Twitter client is Twitterfox and they have set up Tweet feeds with RSS2Twitter. They use hashtags very actively and prefer URL shortener URL4.eu.
Tag cloud of topics:
Some of my favorite Tweets:
How well does the George W.’s charter member of the Axis of Evil understand the hottest Web 2.0 property?
Pretty well, according to Twittergrader! Pyongyang gets a 99.3. That said, I don’t see many Re-Tweets or conversations going on.
The growth in number of followers has been quite sharp in recent months, particularly as the Current.TV journalists were imprisoned. (Note to self: Must create international incident to raise number of Twitter followers):