Twitter Item of the Day: Timo’s ticket, Virgin lounge and our winner


Ah, Twitter, is there no weather report you can’t provide?

Among all the silly little updates that Twitter (and for that matter, Facebook or any other social networking site) provides, weather updates are perhaps the most tried and true. The most annoying? Food updates, of course, especially with pictures!

Well, during the past few hours, Twitter followers of F1 teams and drivers have been getting a first impression of the weather in Shanghai.

It’s cold!

Here are a few:


#Shanghai much cooler than i expected, although someone said it should get warmer towards the end of the weekend… about 1 hour ago via Echofon


Shanghai is cold and cloudy about 3 hours ago via Echofon

Karun Chandhok karunchandhok

It is sooooooo cold here !! I’d even swap for british weather now about 4 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

But weather Tweets can’t claim Twitter Item of the Day. Ones about Virgin Airlines almost can. We’ll take these in reverse chronological order so you can get the flavor:

Lucas di Grassi lucasdigrassi

Flying with Virgin Atlantic for the first time. There is full-size bar on the upper class. Unique style! about 4 hours ago via UberTwitter

Lucas di Grassi lucasdigrassi

The Virgin lounge is the best by far: snooker table, fresh made sushi (my lunch), massage beds, spa and so on.. about 4 hours ago via UberTwitter


No virgin flight like the others from the team but a good Lufthansa flight 30 minutes ago via Twitterrific

Timo Glock realTimoGlock

Sorry no bar like Lucas on the virgin flight :-) 29 minutes ago via Twitterrific

That’s some good bits of subtle marketing. I hope Sir Richard Branson gives those drivers a little bonus this weekend.

But, I think this one gets Twitter Item of the Day, and it’s an issue a bunch of the teams have been facing and trying to figure out:

Karun Chandhok karunchandhok

Three very sweet fans were waiting at the airport for me with instructions on how to use Twitter in China !!! Unbelievable… about 7 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

Twitter fans will not have to go cold turkey this week!

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