`Winston Churchill joins Twitter`

Last Updated: Friday, September 17, 2010 - 20:26

London: Don`t get surprised if you get a `tweet` from Sir Winston Churchill anytime soon. The "Greatest Briton" will be using social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook, the former British Prime Minister`s estate has announced.

The estate said that it has launched its own iPhone app and will use social media to bring Churchill`s "wit and wisdom" to a wider audience.

Facebook and Twitter profiles have been set up and the iPhone app will go on sale for 1.19 pounds with all proceeds going to the Churchill Estate.

According to Churchill`s great-grandson Randolph Churchill, the application was "the first accurate guide to the best of his sayings".

"It shows just how relevant his thoughts remain," Randolph was quoted as saying by the Telegraph.

He said the new forays into social media are based on the work of historian and Churchill expert Richard Langworth.

"There is not a day when Sir Winston is not quoted in one way or another, whether by presidents, prime ministers, newspapers on the web or by people in their everyday lives," said Randolph.

"This app is also the most superb opportunity to make sure the record is correct."

Called "Churchillisms: The Official Wit and Wisdom of Winston Churchill", the iPhone App includes photographs, more than 250 quotations and excerpts from his speeches.

A website "churchillisms.com" has also been set up and the twitter profile can be found at twitter.com/wchurchill2010.

PTI



First Published: Friday, September 17, 2010 - 20:26

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