INCOMING! @wossy pitches Twitter to 4m+ UK TV viewers [updated]

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UPDATE: Well they did indeed discuss Twitter at reasonable length (well, 40 seconds is a long time on TV). Ross says he’s been following Fry on somethiing called Twitter which is “a bit like a message board”. Fry says Twitter is “much mocked” by those who “don’t get it”. Ross likens it to mobile text messaging. Fry describes it as Microblogging in 140 characters. Fry says he has lots of “nice people” following him, though those who mock say Twitter is just about telling the world what you had for breakfast. Ross says he notices from his Twitters that that Fry has been doing a lot of walking. Ross then turns to Tom Cruise and asked if he ever Twittered… {also posted to YouTube)

[Original story, before and after show]: Twitter could be about to break significantly into the mainstream of Internet users. TV talk show host Jonathan Ross, who has built an underground following on his Twitter account during his suspension from the BBC, is poised to discussed Twitter with comedian/author/presenter Stephen Fry. His show used to get 4 million viewers a week but numbers are likely to be well up during tonight’s show – that means a lot of people in the UK suddenly curious about Twitter.

Fry confirmed they discussed Twitter during the pre-recorded interview on Thursday (below), but whether it makes the cut remains to be seen and the mention of Twitter did make the cut, according to Ross (above). The question is, what did they actually say? Check back on this post after the show tonight on BBC 1 at 10.35pm for more details.

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