UK ministers get new Twitter guide

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London, Jul 29: The UK government has published a guide to help ministers understand how to use Twitter, to extend its news and corporate messages online.

A Cabinet spokesman said that the 20 page guide details how ministers should provide an 'informal' and 'human' voice. While, government departments such as the Foreign Office and Downing Street already started tweeting.

The guide, written by Neil Williams of the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills asks ministers to tweet, "a minimum 2 and a maximum of 10 tweets per working day, with a minimum gap of 30 minutes between tweets to avoid flooding our followers."

Cabinet spokesman also said that ministers are encouraged to tweet with credibility and to avoid commercial or political sensitive information adding, "The idea was to give some sort of guidance of joining everyone up so everyone is using it to the same kind of end."

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