Say what you will about Twitter but no-one can deny the diversity of content and wealth of imagination that's out there. I can't help spreading the word about a particularly bizarre Twitter service; Big Ben! Yes London's famous chimes can now be heard across the twittersphere though in text format. If you subscribe to @big_ben_clock you will get a tweet every hour on the hour saying quite simply BONG up to 12 times depending on the time. Gripping stuff indeed.
I assume that this service is automated. What's most amazing is that Big Ben has 10,439 followers as I write. Particularly disturbing to people like me who try to use Twitter for relatively constructive purposes and only manage to gather 150 followers (sniff).