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Who owns our social media? Is social media meant to be owned by corporations, people or brands? This week The Guardian started this debate by listing the people who own the UK’s cities Twitter handles.
London, for example, is not owned by the city, but avatar fashion designer based in Texas. Gloucester is owned by Kevin Burge who loves his city and regularly tweets and answers questions about it.
“I’m passionate about Gloucester, and want to tell people how good Gloucester is.” Kevin only had second thoughts about using the Twitter handle once, and that was during the riots in 2011. “People were tweeting, let’s smash up @Gloucester, and I didn’t want the police to think it was me tweeting,” he said.
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