“The vultures are circling, but Tsipras and Varoufakis tweet on.”


This might be my favorite story of the week.

How Tsipras and Varoufakis turned Greek tragedy into Twitter triumph, by Hannah Jane Parkinson (The Guardian)

Politicians aren’t particularly renowned for a strong game on social media. Whether it’s falling for parody accounts, tweeting their own names, or, er, offering free owls for all, it’s not often they get it right.

Enter the Greeks. Never before has a government embroiled in one of the biggest global economic crises been so good at tweeting. We hear President Coolidge, for instance, was always screwing up his mentions.

Not so with Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras and his finance minister Yanis Varoufakis.