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What would you do if I sang out of tune?

Lloyd busking 018I’m doing a workshop intro to social media for a client at the end of the month and they just sent me through a draft agenda – mine is just one in a series that they’re doing at a two-day staff event. On the agenda mine is entitled “Libraries gave us power” I had no idea what this was a reference to, so I asked and was told that they’d given all the workshops names from song lyrics (mine was apparently from the Manic Street Preachers or some similar popular beat combo – perhaps they think I’m Welsh?) Anyway they also asked if I had a lyric that I’d prefer and so, of course, rather than thinking it through for myself, I asked my outsourced brain, aka my twittermates, to come up with suggestions for me.

They did not let me down.

benayers @lloyddavis anything by 50 Cent. Check out thisis50.com and you'll see why. His ppl utilize social media in a big way. (See buddylube.com) about 1 hour ago from web reply to benayers

Whatleydude @Lloyddavis - Jailhouse Rock? Something from Hotel California? How about 'I remember when rock was young...' ? ;) about 1 hour ago from txt reply to Whatleydude

stml @lloyddavis "With a little help from my friends?" about 1 hour ago from web reply to stml

londonfilmgeek @LloydDavis" My fingertips are holding onto the cracks in our foundations, and I know that I should let go, but I can't." Kate Nash about 1 hour ago from twitterrific reply to londonfilmgeek

Ronna @LloydDavis Wouldn't a euk number be most 'authentic'? about 1 hour ago from web reply to Ronna

lewiswebb @lloyddavis How about McFly's "it's all about you"? about 1 hour ago from web reply to lewiswebb

billt @LloydDavis Paranoid Android? about 1 hour ago from twhirl reply to billt

johndodds @LloydDavis he's too sexy for his shirt? about 1 hour ago from web reply to johndodds

londonfilmgeek @LloydDavis "Up, down, turn around Please don't let me hit the ground Tonight I think I'll walk alone I'll find my soul as I go home" NewOrd about 1 hour ago from twitterrific reply to londonfilmgeek

londonfilmgeek @LloydDavis "I'm your only friend I'm not your only friend But I'm a little glowing friend But really I'm not actually your friend But I am" about 1 hour ago from twitterrific reply to londonfilmgeek

londonfilmgeek @LloydDavis " Ihave a secret to tell From my electrical well It's a simple message and I'm leaving out the whistles and bells" about 1 hour ago from twitterrific reply to londonfilmgeek

emmalwallace @lloyddavis "My connection ain't thick, dick" De La Soul may be a little risqué? about 1 hour ago from twhirl reply to emmalwallace

giagia @lloyddavis Bridge Over Troubled Water? about 1 hour ago from web reply to giagia

londonfilmgeek @LloydDavis "yup yup rabbit yup yup yup rabbit rabbit bunny jabber yup rabbit bunny yup yup" Chas & Dave about 1 hour ago from twitterrific reply to londonfilmgeek

londonfilmgeek @LloydDavis "You know the rules and so do I A full commitment's what's I'm thinking of You wouldn't get this from any other guy" anon ha! about 1 hour ago from twitterrific reply to londonfilmgeek

JofArnold @LloydDavis - Big it up Digg-stylee by coming on to Dare by the Gorillaz: http://tinyurl.com/y55pdv Get the crowd standing on their seats! about 1 hour ago from web reply to JofArnold

TigersHungry @lloyddavis I would like to throw in my 2 cents and second the chas and dave selection. about 1 hour ago from twitterrific reply to TigersHungry

jopkins @lloyddavis go for "the one and only" and power fist to it 44 minutes ago from web reply to jopkins

londonfilmgeek @LloydDavis "Boom! shake-shake-shake the room Boom! shake-shake-shake the room" 42 minutes ago from twitterrific reply to londonfilmgeek

Ajpegg @LloydDavis bebo-pa-loola, perhaps? 42 minutes ago from web reply to ajpegg

Rebeccacaroe @lloyddavies "I'm the one that you want" - an oldie but a goodie [like you and me]

billt @LloydDavis because we're watching you - sometimes it isn't paranoia! :-) 38 minutes ago from twhirl reply to billt

londonfilmgeek @LloydDavis "Nervous you need a drink tired you need a lift you feel on the brink maybe you need new tits" - Social Life - Iggy Pop 38 minutes ago from twitterrific reply to londonfilmgeek

audio @LloydDavis You could go for "Simply The Best", but it's all a bit David Brent! 37 minutes ago from web reply to audio

jopkins @lloyddavis elevation/U2 is a favourite for motivational ppt numbers 33 minutes ago from web reply to jopkins

dungeekin @lloyddavis: cheesy, but how about from "We Are the World" - 'When we stand together as one'... 33 minutes ago from web reply to dungeekin

dungeekin @lloyddavis: Or: "Everybody's talking at me, I don't hear a word they're saying" 32 minutes ago from web reply to dungeekin

dungeekin @lloyddavis: ''Let's Work Together" - full lyrics here: http://tinyurl.com/2v5m4n 31 minutes ago from web reply to dungeekin

audio @LloydDavis don't be silly, that's just not a good idea. 31 minutes ago from web reply to audio

Ronna @LloydDavis I don't know, there's a certain degree of analogy with 'When I'm cleaning windows', and it would be memorable and wake people up 30 minutes ago from web reply to Ronna

londonfilmgeek @LloydDavis "I think he'd like to have been Ronnie Kray But then nature didn't make him that way" Blur 30 minutes ago from twitterrific reply to londonfilmgeek

emilicon @LloydDavis Option: 'If you make sure you're connected, the writing's on the wall' from 'Connected' Stereo MCs¿ 29 minutes ago from txt reply to emilicon

londonfilmgeek @LloydDavis "Pussy pussy pussy pussy pussy pussy walk" Iggy pop again 26 minutes ago from twitterrific reply to londonfilmgeek

mike_ohara @lloyddavis "come on over to myspace, hey you, we're havin a party..." 26 minutes ago from web reply to mike_ohara

solobasssteve @LloydDavis if you're going for an inspirational future-web talk, you could try 'talking about a revolution'... 25 minutes ago from twitterrific reply to solobasssteve

JofArnold @LloydDavis - can't you imagine auditors strolling on to Dare? I can - it'd be awesome! :-D 19 minutes ago from web reply to JofArnold

dungeekin @lloyddavis: Cool - I'm still thinking about possibilities, watch this space. 19 minutes ago from web reply to dungeekin

Suw @LloydDavis: Just get him to play the Flumps music. That should set the tone properly. 13 minutes ago from twhirl reply to Suw

emilicon @LloydDavis Oh right, I don't know, I don't watch TV so really not with the program on adverts, thankfully. 12 minutes ago from web reply to emilicon

johndodds @LloydDavis "Beyond our normal boring stuff" is the perfect title. 5 minutes ago from web reply to johndodds

Dungeekin @lloyddavis: Eureka! The Co-Operation Song from Sesame Street! http://tinyurl.com/2jacpj 2 minutes ago from web reply to dungeekin

Phew! I think some people got confused some way in and thought we were looking for music to play, but that’s the way these conversations go. So I think I’ll go with @stml’s suggestion which I’ll expand a little to “I get by with a little help from my friends” thanks James, I owe you one! But there are some other great suggestions in there – I’d love to try “Rabbit” and “Paranoid Android” might have been particularly appropriate for this audience if not the subject matter.

Thank you everybody for contributing – another twitter crowd-sourcing legend for the books.

What to do with good ideas

SYTF I scribbled this on an index card one day, probably about a year ago and then let it slip out of my consciousness. It was a way of sharing and categorising your relationships with others in twitter based on who you follow, who follows you and the reciprocity between them.

The other day, @deekdeekster twittered about Twitter Karma which pretty much does what I was thinking of. I was more interested in people sharing elements of their own social graph to see interesting patterns in followers and followees – and to be able to move into foreign networks through intermediaries.

It reminded me of Share Your OPML and doubtless there are some nefarious consequences to this sort of sharing that I’m not able to foresee.

I share it to remind myself that I have lots of good ideas every day, but that the ones that really matter are the ones that I implement, write up or otherwise take further.

Twitter Tip #1 – Turn off the tips, please twitter

Dear Twitter, pleez turn tips off.  kthxbyePresumably to test the waters for introducing advertisements into our twitterfeeds (grrrr…), Twitter has today started to insert “tips” into my (& probably your) notifications. The first one I noticed was at 07.14 GMT:

Send ‘nudge username’ for someone you haven’t heard from at 07.14 GMT
then
Update from your mobile browser at http://m.twitter.com at 07.56
Send ‘nudge username’ for someone you haven’t heard from at 08.19
Go for a long walk. at 08.58
Reply with ‘stats’ to see how many people are following you at 09.44
Reply with ‘fav jangles’ to favorite this update. at 09.48
Reply with ‘help’ for a list of commands. at 10.01
Reply with ‘stats’ to see how many people are following you at 10.10
Reply with ‘stats’ to see how many people are following you at 10.32
See more at http://m.twitter.com/warzabidul at 10.37
Update from your mobile browser at http://m.twitter.com at 11.33
Reply with ‘fav robertbrook’ to favorite this update. at 11.36
Reply with ‘leave girlygeekdom’ to turn off updates from this person. at 11.41

which was spookily appended to an update from Sarah saying she didn’t like tips either…

not enough data yet to see whether their frequency is related to the frequency of my updates

of course the tip I really want to see is “Reply with ‘Hey Twitter, Don’t be Evil’ to turn off tips”

Early days on Seesmic

seesmic
Really enjoying “pre-alpha” access to seesmic.com the new kid on the lifestream block courtesy of Loïc LeMeur. It’s a closed group for the time being and feels nicely diverse and international which makes a good change from the usual West Coast dominance. Halley Suitt’s french cracks me up as much as it did at the first Les Blogs.

The basic premise is like twitter, only in video – there’s a public timeline of new clips. Some are long and dribbly, some are short and snappy. There are lots of tests and mumbling into mics and stuff – good wholesome early day play stuff.

What Loïc’s done that’s really smart is that the outputs can leak even though the actual application is not available beyond 150 of us. So I can share a URL with you – here’s me & my ukulele. In fact, when I post a new clip this happens automagically through my twitter stream as I’ve shared my details with them. His other masterstroke is to do a daily video summary – how hard its this and how much buzz does it generate? Why don’t more startups do it? Why am I not doing it?

There are 3 options for providing video – you can share a YouTube clip, you can record using a webcam, or you can supply a .flv file. My webcam stuff has been frustrating because I can’t get the sound to work particularly well. I sound as if I have a serious lisp – whereas you all know that I actually have quite a trivial little sibilance problem… The audio ain’t great from the great MacBook iSight unwashed either, so I’m imagining it has something to do with the encoding at seesmic’s end.

So the uke clip was an experiment in getting round this by making a quick video on my camcorder capturing straight to my hard disk, quick editing & encoding as .wmv, uploading to blip.tv and then taking the resulting .flv and uploading to seesmic. Any suggestions on shortcutting this that don’t involve me buying new hardware or software are welcomed – I haven’t had a good experience yet with Riva the .flv encoder that is supposed to do the job of converting from .wmv to .flv I want to be able to do it quickly – that’s kind of the point.

There are some annoying things in the interface still. Though they’re getting fixed by the hour. I just saw Loïc twitter for example that profile pics are now working properly and sure enough they are :) I had some initial difficulties because I chose a weird user name – it all got sorted very quickly and patiently by Johann the tech guy.

Also as it’s such early days I don’t know what should work and what shouldn’t. Of course I’m willing to put up with pretty much anything. I can’t get YouTube vids to work in the seesmic screen, I have to watch them on youtube.com and some .flv uploads have stalled for me too. The buffering settings seem to need tweaking – it doesn’t download enough before starting to play so that it stalls too frequently.

It brings home for me again that you have to use these things to really grok them. If you just see someone else’s outputs, whether it’s seesmic, twitter or blogs it’s quite difficult to understand what’s going on. Let’s hope it’s open for more people soon. The really interesting behaviours will emerge I’m sure when we’ve loads of people playing. We’re still regularly finding new applications for twitter for example and I’ve been on that for nearly a year.

FB – Fluid Boundaries, Fixed Behaviours, Friends Behavingbadly

fbfwCharles Frith (one of my fave twitter buddies btw) writes about two types of people Cold War survivors who see the world as black and white, good and evil and behave guardedly online with spy-like pseudonyms and ‘Post-Coldies” who are more comfortable with a zillion shades of grey and who let it all hang out.

It’s a difference that Helen also touched on in her thoughtful post on social media

Charles also points out that post-coldies don’t mind their friends meeting up, whereas the others will do anything to keep “different” areas of their life separate, even to the extent of lying to their “friends”. No wonder there’s such drama at weddings & funerals.

You won’t be surprised to hear that I feel very much at the post-coldie end of the spectrum but I’m not sure that the Cold War hostilities are the source of this separation, more that these are another manifestation of the same thing – the ancient tussle between what it means to be an individual and what it means to be part of a group, whether that group is at the level of 1:1 relationships, household, village, city, nation or continent (not to mention, planet, which is a whole other metaphysical adventure in itself).

I think another way of putting it is to say that some people are most comfortable getting their rules or boundary conditions from the group and others who are most comfortable setting their boundary conditions themselves. To each of these, the other’s behaviour can seem threatening and dangerous. I would argue that the former lead to more rigid behaviours while the latter lead to more flexible opportunities, but I’m aware that I may have a blind spot around this… and of course we’re talking about preferences, not necessarily hard-wired characteristics.

Ha ha, an example has just sprung to mind. This post is going to be a bit rambly. There are people who will tell you that a post needs a beginning middle and an end, a meaningful title, a relevant illustration and well-constructed tags. Tough shit – this is my blog and I make the rules.

In this context, I’m also thinking a lot about my facebook friending. Whenever there’s a conversation about social networking, sooner or later, Dunbar’s number is quoted – usually people describe it as “the limit to the number of real relationships one person can have” or something equally vague. It’s 150 and it’s more complicated than that description, but I’m thinking, OK, I have more than 150 friends on facebook, what does that mean in the context of Dunbar’s number? Specifically there seemed to be a paradox that although I was over the “limit” there are still a whole bunch of my friends and people with whom I have fairly intimate business and personal relationships who aren’t even on Facebook, let alone “friended” by me.

What I’m thinking at the moment is that I have, until now, (and in common with the cold war survivors) tried to manage groups of up to 150 people in my head – that’s why it feels so difficult! Of course 150 isn’t a limit on the number of people you can know, it’s really a limit on the number of people you can have meaningful relationships with without resorting to further rules and socially agreed boundaries.

So compartmentalising isn’t in itself “a Cold-War thing” or even “a bad thing” it’s a way of keeping our groups of relationships manageable. What online social networking does is to highlight that compartmentalising goes on, that people compartmentalise in different ways and allows for an external representation of a much larger number of my relationships than before which allows you to understand or infer (perhaps correctly, perhaps not) what my rules and boundaries are.

Of course this is probably all covered in Anthropology 101 but I much prefer learning from experience.

Mornington Crescent 2.0

This morning we had the first London Mornington Crescent on Twitter frenzy. Luckily for the sake of the twitter servers and grateful corporate clients everywhere, Suw took advantage of my luncheoning to take the game, but I’ll be back…

Here’s what I saw of the game – there may have been others playing @febake got a mention but I didn’t follow him… until now :) We may never do this again or perhaps it will be a running joke, but it was fun while it lasted, one of those spontaneous acts of sociability that this web thing facilitates – a flashmob without preparation (apart from several lifetimes listening to ISIHAC)

I very much enjoyed Steve’s valiant attempts at playing street names in W1 and quibbling with James about the rules. I think Trott’s Civility is one of my greatest inventions as well the inspiration for my most popular picture on Flickr.

And credit where credit’s due, the original spark was this from Bobbie Johnson.

LloydDavis omg @bowbrick that gives me an idea - Mornington Crescent on Twitter about 2 hours ago from im

LloydDavis So I'll start with my usual opening local gambit of *Pimlico* about 2 hours ago from im

mbites @LloydDavis "Waterloo" (just arriving actually) about 2 hours ago from txt in reply to LloydDavis

bowbrick @lloyddavis I think you night be on to something. And with GPS you could play with real locations! about 2 hours ago from txt in reply to LloydDavis

bowbrick Duke Street about 2 hours ago from txt

jbond @LloydDavis Tottenham Hale about 2 hours ago from web in reply to LloydDavis

jbond http://www.phespirit.info/m... about 2 hours ago from web

jbond Are we playing the Dreyfus Variation? about 2 hours ago from web

LloydDavis some strikingly pedestrian moves so far. time to stir things up with a couple of blue tokens at *Lancaster Gate* about 2 hours ago from im

LloydDavis @jbond I refer the honourable gentleman to the move I made a few moments ago about 2 hours ago from im in reply to jbond

LloydDavis clearly stunned the fools into silence, building my empire with *Baker Street* about 2 hours ago from im

bowbrick Poland Street about 2 hours ago from txt

jbond My favourite tube stop and rhyming slang for mad. Two stops beyond Barking, yes it's *Beacontree* about 2 hours ago from web

LloydDavis intrigued by @bowbricks W1 strategy, but undeterred *Green Park* about 2 hours ago from im

Suw /thinks that @lloydDavis's Green Park is a predictable follow on to Pimlico and goes *Mundania Street* about 2 hours ago from web

kevinmarks Well, I me be confused by the jubilee extension showing up since I left London, but there are enough podumes for *Victoria* about 2 hours ago from web

LloydDavis clearly @suw has not seen the green podumes in my...curses! @kevinmarks comes out of nowhere about 2 hours ago from im

bowbrick Meard Street. Hah! about 2 hours ago from web

LloydDavis trying to think on my feet and ignoring @bowbricks scatology *White City* about 2 hours ago from im

bowbrick Is it my go? about 2 hours ago from web

LloydDavis @bowbrick - yes for heaven's sake, the clock is ticking about 2 hours ago from im in reply to bowbrick

imajes @lloyddavis: frankly i go for the middle of it all and stick my pin in *Burnt Oak* about 2 hours ago from twitterrific in reply to LloydDavis

Suw Well, i'm going to double-switch podumes and nullify kevinmarks' Victoria with a Mudchute. about 2 hours ago from web

adders @mbites @lloyddavis You don't appear to be playing under Wilkinson's Third Variation, which is generally frowned upon by the Crescentarati. about 2 hours ago from twitterrific in reply to mbites

LloydDavis @adders no, on twitter I feel it's better to use the MacLeod Declaration (with the LeMeur amendments natch) about 2 hours ago from im in reply to adders

imajes there's fantastic podumes to be had with Gloucester Road about 2 hours ago from twitterrific

kevinmarks Well, thanks to the Greenwich Ferry and the Millennium Bridge, that leaves me an escape route to *St Pauls* about 2 hours ago from web

LloydDavis @imajes shhhhh! don't tell the newbies about 2 hours ago from im in reply to imajes

LloydDavis heh! lining up for some monster LV with *Fulham Broadway* about 2 hours ago from im

LloydDavis taking momentum from @kevinmarks Central Line opening to break into *Upton Park* about 2 hours ago from im

imajes @lloyd: Ruislip is unquestionablly next. about 2 hours ago from twitterrific

adriana872 confused by @lloyddavis. What's going on? probably missed the beginning. :) about 2 hours ago from web

noodlepie Shepherd's bush - fnarr... about 2 hours ago from txt

Suw Damn! i was going to go Fulham Broadway, but now you've blocked LV, I'm spenging Fairlop. about 2 hours ago from web

adders @lloyddavis Doesn't the LeMeur ammendments rule out @mbites'earlier move to Waterloo? Or did you use the Sark Ozy variant? about 2 hours ago from twitterrific in reply to LloydDavis

LloydDavis @adriana872 we're playing MC - rules are here http://tinyurl.com/9bxlp about 2 hours ago from im in reply to adriana872

bowbrick Jaunting to Flask Walk! about 2 hours ago from web

imajes @Suw: i think we can divert around the LV and ensconce ourselves in Mansion House about 2 hours ago from twitterrific in reply to Suw

LloydDavis @adders I thought I'd let it pass as it was early in the game (had a quiet word with him on the side tho') about 2 hours ago from im in reply to adders

Suw And a late joiner from @febake! and possibly @chrys, although that could have been a coincidence. Snaresbrook! about 2 hours ago from web

londonfilmgeek @lloyddavis Aurora Gambit, *Poplar* about 2 hours ago from twitterrific in reply to LloydDavis

LloydDavis drat @suw getting sneaky must think fast. *St John's Wood* about 2 hours ago from im

LloydDavis does anyone have any pink tokens? about 2 hours ago from im

imajes @londonfilmgeek: if you're going to visit poplar, clearly next is Elephant & Castle. about 2 hours ago from twitterrific in reply to londonfilmgeek

Suw omg! the Aurora Gambit! I haven't seen that played in 20 years! My hand is forced. Neasden via the long way round. about 2 hours ago from web

LloydDavis erm pink tokens anyone? about 2 hours ago from im

imajes @lloyd: low on the pinks, but i have a few spare reds. might that work? about 2 hours ago from twitterrific

londonfilmgeek @suw luggage spilled at All Saints, walkaround to *Whitechapel* about 2 hours ago from
twitterrific in reply to Suw

LloydDavis @imajes - how many can I have for two greens and a taupe podume? about 2 hours ago from im in reply to imajes

Suw Feels a pincer movement from @Londonfilmgeek and @febake. Collusion! Collusion! I demand a Cockfosters! about 2 hours ago from web

LloydDavis *Holland Park* opening Parks and Recreation about 2 hours ago from im

imajes @lloyd: a dozen, bakers or otherwise. Cab at Whitechapel takes us to Lancaster Gate, which may or may not open. about 2 hours ago from twitterrific

LloydDavis swingin' @imajes it's a deal which makes my *Wembley Park* quite interesting I think you'll agree about 2 hours ago from im

imajes @lloyddavis: i think we can come to an accord, but only at *Sloane Square* about 2 hours ago from twitterrific in reply to LloydDavis

londonfilmgeek @suw is the Amicus shuffle up for grabs, if so *Hanger Lane* for 50 about 2 hours ago from twitterrific in reply to Suw

LloydDavis @suw : I think your Cockfosters is upheld, please people keep to Trott's Civility wherever possible about 2 hours ago from im in reply to Suw

bowbrick I don't like the way you're all playing stations and I'm playing streets. I feel a bit intimidated: Denmark Hill! about 2 hours ago from web

imajes Excellent. Amicus shuffle played. now possible to do the Daisy Maneuver. I'll go all in for *Goldhawk Road* about 2 hours ago from twitterrific

Suw @londonfilmgeek: I take your Amicus Shuffle and swap you a Complexification and agree on Maida Vale. about 1 hour ago from web in reply to londonfilmgeek

LloydDavis meh! Scoble's Retreat - *Warwick Avenue* about 1 hour ago from im

LloydDavis oh @imajes btw nice Daisy :) about 1 hour ago from im

Suw @LloydDavis: thank you for your ruling and a reminder that Trott's Civility is now in force. May I presume upon Boston Manor? about 1 hour ago from web in reply to LloydDavis

LloydDavis i don't think I'm ever going to get any work done ever ever again about 1 hour ago from im

imajes @lloyd: i think you're playing the california variation which was declared unsafe in the 1986 rulebook. go back 4 and start at *Kilburn* about 1 hour ago from twitterrific

LloydDavis @suw you're welcome, be aware though that Metcalfe's Interruption is still a possibility about 1 hour ago from im in reply to Suw

Suw @parkylondon: Invisible sammich exchange at Queen's Park. about 1 hour ago from web

LloydDavis @imajes - this is twitter, man, your 1986 rules hold no sway here! about 1 hour ago from im in reply to imajes

LloydDavis oh if you must - *Leicester Square* about 1 hour ago from im

imajes @lloyd: you must stick to the agreed rule book as per the MC Rules Committee. it's the only way to preserve a level playing field at *Oval* about 1 hour ago from twitterrific

Suw Foul against @febake upheld, no deconstructionism allowed under the '64 rule 237a which clearly states all constructionism illegale. Oval. about 1 hour ago from web

LloydDavis @imajes - duh! haven't you heard of MC2.0 ? it's all pastel shades and round corners here matey *St Pauls* about 1 hour ago from im in reply to imajes

adders I've just been informed that the Wilkinson Variations were ruled invalid for online play 18 months ago. I apologise for any inconvenience. about 1 hour ago from twitterrific

Suw Damn! Gazumped! *panics* Morden! about 1 hour ago from web

LloydDavis *Dollis Hill* .... /sniggers about 1 hour ago from im

londonfilmgeek @suw, @febake has his Longhorn manual out, this isn't fair, therefore Inspector Sands about 1 hour ago from twitterrific in reply to Suw

kevinmarks Aha, twice round gives enough momentum for me to play *San Jose Diridon* about 1 hour ago from web

LloydDavis @londonfilmgeek & @suw Oh, I knew we shouldn't have played on a Friday.. about 1 hour ago from im in reply to londonfilmgeek

imajes @lloyd: no, MC is a strict rules-only game. one must adhere, it's the only way one can play safely. i bid 2 stickles in baron's court about 1 hour ago from web

Suw /calls on the Great Arbiter. In 1924, McCutchley-Spriggins held the Longhorn Manual as a fair move. Suck it up LFG. All Saints. about 1 hour ago from web

imajes @suw: all saints has been played. i suggest Amos Grove. about 1 hour ago from web in reply to Suw

Suw Ah, the Baker at Baker Street - smooth! I play the Butcher at Heron Quays. about 1 hour ago from web

LloydDavis @imajes I'm not against rules, just suggesting we go along with the Winer Addendum which is much more appropriate to twitter about 1 hour ago from im in reply to imajes

bowbrick Mugs. Beak Street. about 1 hour ago from web

imajes @lloyddavis: if needs must... then i have no option but moving to close at Latimer Park about 1 hour ago from web in reply to LloydDavis

Suw Sidesteps both Latimer Park and San Jose Diridon with an Epping Swing. about 1 hour ago from web

LloydDavis time for a quick Semple's Surprise before I go to lunch - *Amersham* about 1 hour ago from im

LloydDavis now while I'm out, *nobody* touch my pieces... about 1 hour ago from im

kevinmarks well, depends on which Winer addendum, I'll take either *Oxford Circus* or *The Great Northern Hotel*, as that bridge is out in Minneapolis about 1 hour ago from web

londonfilmgeek *Finsbury Park* should stop @imajes in his tracks about 1 hour ago from twitterrific

LloydDavis @kevinmarks - ooh nicely done old chap about 1 hour ago from im in reply to kevinmarks

Suw Short and sweet. Kentish Town. about 1 hour ago from web

imajes depositing @lloyddavis in *Mill Hill East* whilst luncheoning myself about 1 hour ago from web

Suw Which sets me up really nicely for, and I'm sorry to say this as it pains my heart, Mornington Crescent. about 1 hour ago from web

imajes @londonfilmgeek the finsbury park play did in fact derail me. alas, @suw played the middle piece - the jigsaw is now complete. about 1 hour ago from twitterrific in reply to londonfilmgeek

plasticbagUK Does anyone know what the hell Suw is doing on Twitter? I'm completely puzzled. about 1 hour ago from web

Suw @plasticbagUK: Sorry, got a bit carried away there. *giggles* shan't do it again, promise. about 1 hour ago from web in reply to plasticbagUK

LloydDavis sneaking back in while nobody's looking with a quick *Mansion House* now lunch, really about 1 hour ago from im

Suw /pats LloydDavis on the head. Poor Lloyd. That's what you get for going to lunch at a crucial moment. about 1 hour ago from web

londonfilmgeek @suw I didn't see the erudite spaniard for the tress. Good Job! about 1 hour ago from twitterrific in reply to Suw

bowbrick Dhhh. Didn't see that coming. Slick play @suw about 1 hour ago from web

Suw thank you, thank you. :) I can only thank my parents and the rest of my family, my MC mentor, my accupuncturist, my chiropractor, my frie... about 1 hour ago from web

rachelclarke I missed the game! @suw, @lloyddavis need to start it later next time ;) although @kevinmarks made it I see, must have never gone to bed about 1 hour ago from web

daveknapik @lloyddavis Mornington Crescent! (Do I win?) about 1 hour ago from web in reply to LloydDavis

jbond LOL while watching SuW dissolve into tears on the podium. Perhaps the lovely Samantha could pass her a tissue? 44 minutes ago from web

londonfilmgeek For the future i insist on the hastily drafted Twitter Compendium following the Clive Sinclair
Manifesto http://tinyurl.com/24lldt 41 minutes ago from twitterrific

LloydDavis gasps. sulks. plots revenge... 19 minutes ago from im

Sorry that we managed to confuse Adriana and Tom and anyone else :) There’s a fairly good explanation here