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Plinth tweets

I have collected together all the Tweets from my #catnipplinth Plinth hour. These are tweets from @catnip, to @catnip and/or tagged #catnipplinth. It’s great to be able to read back over these altogether, as I missed most of them at the time. Really chuffed that so many people got involved. Some hilarious Pictionary guesses! Was hoping to do something pretty with avatars and everything, but too longwinded (if anyone knows a quick and easy way, let me know!)

MyJQ @catnip Good luck on the plinth! Raining in the Jewellery Quarter hope it’s dry in London! #catnipplinth
5:57 AM Aug 4th from Tweetie in reply to catnip

ragearts @catnip good morning! #ragearts
6:02 AM Aug 4th
from TwitterFox

OneandOtherweb @catnip is the laptop still going on?
6:02 AM Aug 4th from web

cybrum #oneandother feed quite jumpy, hello @catnip
6:02 AM Aug 4th
from dabr

ragearts @catnip say hello to Rage Arts
6:03 AM Aug 4th from TwitterFox

ragearts @catnip watching u on the webstream!!
6:04 AM Aug 4th
from TwitterFox

citizensheep Watching @catnip on the Plinth: http://www.oneandother.co.uk/ (For reason it was in my calendar for tomorrow) #oneandother
6:05 AM Aug 4th
from Seesmic

Radeeboi @catnip watching me watching you watching me… :0) #catnipplinth #oneandother
6:05 AM Aug 4th
from web

bounder #catnipplinth -tionary starts soon. First she’s taking a panorama. #oneandother http://yfrog.com/0h6qwj
6:06 AM Aug 4th
from Twittelator

ragearts @citizensheep three cheers for @catnip any one else watching? #oneandother
6:07 AM Aug 4th
from TwitterFox in reply to citizensheep

bounder @paul_clarke 6, @catnip is up now.
6:08 AM Aug 4th
from iTweetReply in reply to paul_clarke

gecal Watching @catnip on the Plinth http://www.oneandother.co.uk/ #oneandother
6:09 AM Aug 4th
from Tweetie

citizensheep Twitter Pictionary with @catnip starting soon from the Plinth. Follow on Twitter. #oneandother
6:09 AM Aug 4th from Seesmic

ragearts Hi @catnip #catnipplinth three cheers for technology….#ragearts
6:11 AM Aug 4th
from TwitterFox

katehughes RT @citizensheep: Twitter Pictionary with @catnip starting soon from the Plinth. Follow on Twitter. #oneandother
6:12 AM Aug 4th
from UberTwitter

24_Carrots @catnip Have a great hour on the plinth from everyone @24_carrots in the Jewellery Quarter. #catnipplinth
6:12 AM Aug 4th from Tweetie in reply to catnip

cybrum It’s a 24-hour city don’tchaknow #catnipplinth
6:13 AM Aug 4th from dabr

catnip Live from the Plinth http://flic.kr/p/6LEcAc
6:14 AM Aug 4th
from Flickr

gecal RT @citizensheep Twitter Pictionary with @catnip starting soon from the Plinth. Follow on Twitter. #oneandother
6:15 AM Aug 4th
from Tweetie

OneandOtherweb @catnip fountains usually come on at about 8:55
6:15 AM Aug 4th from web

ragearts @catnip nice picture!!
6:15 AM Aug 4th from TwitterFox in reply to catnip

cybrum RT @catnip: Live from the Plinth http://flic.kr/p/6LEcAc
6:15 AM Aug 4th
from dabr

stephendallas @catnip this is without a doubt the strangest morning feed i’ve ever done.
6:15 AM Aug 4th
from web in reply to catnip

citizensheep twitter.com/catnip to follow @catnip‘s adventures on the plinth.#catnipplinth http://www.oneandother.co.uk/ #oneandother
6:16 AM Aug 4th from Seesmic

tashjudd @catnip Good morning up there on the plinth. Watching you as I get ready for work.
6:17 AM Aug 4th
from TweetDeck

ragearts @catnip Gaffers better than duck tape!! #catnipplinth
6:19 AM Aug 4th
from TwitterFox

genzaichi Twitter Pictionary with @catnip, starting soon from The Plinth. #catnipplinth #oneandother Livestream: http://www.oneandother.co.uk/
6:20 AM Aug 4th
from TweetDeck

BARGBARG Twitter Pictionary with @catnip, starting soon from The Plinth. #catnipplinth #oneandother Livestream: http://www.oneandother.co.uk/
6:20 AM Aug 4th from TweetDeck

citizensheep Panoramic view of London taken from the plinth by @catnip: http://flic.kr/p/6LEcAc #oneandother #catnipplinth
6:20 AM Aug 4th
from Seesmic

OneandOtherweb @catnip whiteboard position great, woah, vista slow though.
6:21 AM Aug 4th from web

cybrum Catch it, bin it, kill it #catnipplinth
6:22 AM Aug 4th from dabr

citizensheep Is that @bounder I can hear hassling @catnip? #catnipplinth
6:22 AM Aug 4th
from Seesmic

ragearts @catnip doesnt time fly when your having fun! #catnipplinth #ragearts
6:23 AM Aug 4th
from TwitterFox

OneandOtherweb @catnip, we can see the laptop just fine!
6:23 AM Aug 4th from web

Radeeboi @catnip 22 mins gone! Where’s the pictionary?! #oneandother #catnipplinth
6:23 AM Aug 4th from web

OneandOtherweb @catnip if you put the laptop facing cam2, we can see you drawing a lot better.
6:23 AM Aug 4th from web

kkellock @catnip good luck!!
6:24 AM Aug 4th from web in reply to catnip

rougeforever Twitter Pictionary with @catnip starting soon from the Plinth. Follow on Twitter. #oneandother (via @citizensheep)
6:24 AM Aug 4th from Twitterrific in reply to citizensheep

ragearts @catnip #catnipplinth hello Rage Arts pls
6:24 AM Aug 4th from TwitterFox

tashjudd @catnip Tweeting as requested. Twitter more reliable than whiteboard pens! #catnipplinth
6:27 AM Aug 4th
from TweetDeck

mrgammon @bounder @catnip yay! good luck, will log on after shower! #catnipplinth
6:28 AM Aug 4th
from dabr in reply to bounder

stephendallas @catnip draw an elephant!!
6:29 AM Aug 4th from web in reply to catnip

OneandOtherweb @catnip breakfat at tiffany’s?
6:29 AM Aug 4th from web

ragearts @catnip #catnipplinth @bounder beefburger with ears
6:29 AM Aug 4th
from TwitterFox

citizensheep Dinner plate #catnipplinth6:30 AM Aug 4th from Seesmic

genzaichi knife and fork for a balti? #catnipplinth #naanbreadomission
6:30 AM Aug 4th from TweetDeck

Radeeboi @catnip What was the answer? #oneandother #catnipplinth
6:30 AM Aug 4th
from web

hadleypaul Rotunda #catnipplinth
6:31 AM Aug 4th from TweetDeck

dazwright The Rotunda #catnipplinth
6:31 AM Aug 4th from web

hadleypaul Hey @catnip, well done to you. Give @bounder hell for cheating #catnipplinth
6:31 AM Aug 4th
from TweetDeck

ragearts @catnip @bounder #catnipplinth a condom
6:31 AM Aug 4th
from TwitterFox

benjibrum Morning @catnip! You look lovely on the plinth. You’re a piece of art!
6:31 AM Aug 4th
from web

OneandOtherweb @catnip draw bigger!
6:31 AM Aug 4th
from web

citizensheep Playing Pictionary with @catnip on the plinth :-D http://www.oneandother.co.uk/
6:31 AM Aug 4th
from Seesmic

MyJQ @catnip #catnipplinth Rotunda?
6:31 AM Aug 4th from Tweetie

stephendallas @catnip pint of beer
6:31 AM Aug 4th
from web in reply to catnip

ragearts @catnip @bounder #catnipplinth rotunda
6:31 AM Aug 4th from TwitterFox

benjibrum RT @BARGBARG Twitter Pictionary with @catnip, now on The Plinth. #catnipplinth #oneandother Livestream: http://www.oneandother.co.uk/
6:31 AM Aug 4th
from web

citizensheep Leaning Tower of Pisa #catnipplinth
6:32 AM Aug 4th
from Seesmic

PurpleHeather @catnip catnipplinth beans?
6:32 AM Aug 4th from blu

citizensheep Blini stack #catnipplinth6:32 AM Aug 4th from Seesmic

OneandOtherweb @catnip the gherkin? #catnipplinth
6:32 AM Aug 4th from web

genzaichi If you draw some boxes behind the curtains, it’d be the Rotunda! #catnipplinth
6:32 AM Aug 4th from TweetDeck

ragearts @catnip @bounder #catnipplinth rotunda again!!
6:33 AM Aug 4th
from TwitterFox

Radeeboi @catnip looks like a mobile phone from here! #oneandother #catnipplinth
6:33 AM Aug 4th
from web

OneandOtherweb @catnip we can’t really play as we have 30 seconds on everyone else.
6:33 AM Aug 4th
from web

citizensheep Is it NOT the Rotunda? @ragearts #catnipplinth6:33 AM Aug 4th from web

ragearts @catnip @bounder it the ROTUNDA i said that ages ago
6:34 AM Aug 4th
from TwitterFox

catnip I’m streaming live on Qik! http://qik.ly/a6UF6:35 AM Aug 4th from web

hadleypaul @catnip That plastic bag is gonna cook your lappy. It needs air hun #catnipplinth
6:35 AM Aug 4th from TweetDeck

minibeastplinth @catnip morning!
6:35 AM Aug 4th from web in reply to catnip

mrgammon @bounder is it interact with @catnip Tuesday? can I make her do/say things? #oneandother #catnipplinth
6:36 AM Aug 4th from dabr

benjibrum @catnip is channelling Rolf Harris.
6:36 AM Aug 4th from web

ragearts @catnip @bounder #catnipplinth a shower
6:36 AM Aug 4th
from TwitterFox

hadleypaul @catnip Trumpets !!!! #catnipplinth
6:37 AM Aug 4th
from TweetDeck

PurpleHeather @catnip #catnipplinth projection? Watering something? seeds? #oneandother
6:37 AM Aug 4th
from blu

benjibrum @catnip is it fish food?
6:37 AM Aug 4th from web

genzaichi @catnip #catnipplinth salted processed cheese?
6:37 AM Aug 4th from TweetDeck

THEjaydoubleyou @catnip got to go to work now but good luck with your remaining 23 minutes! #catnipplinth
6:37 AM Aug 4th
from TweetDeck

citizenship Morning. Nothing to do with citizenship, but I’m playing Pictionary with @catnip on the plinth: http://www.oneandother.co.uk/ #oneandother
6:37 AM Aug 4th
from TweetDeck

citizenship PS: To follow @catnip‘s Pictionary, search the hashtag #catnipplinth.
6:38 AM Aug 4th
from TweetDeck

ragearts @catnip @bounder #catnipplinth http://twitpic.com/c95li hope u like the picture
6:39 AM Aug 4th from TwitterFox

OneandOtherweb @catnip #catnipplinth prawn!
6:40 AM Aug 4th
from web

benjibrum @catnip Northern Soul. It’s the talc on the dancefloor. #catnipplinth
6:40 AM Aug 4th
from web

OneandOtherweb @catnip #catnipplinth lobster!
6:40 AM Aug 4th
from web

PurpleHeather @catnip #catnipplinth crab! #oneandother
6:41 AM Aug 4th
from blu

cybrum Is it a Northern Soul dancefloor? #catnipplinth
6:41 AM Aug 4th from dabr

dazwright A Lobster? #catnipplinth
6:41 AM Aug 4th from web

Radeeboi #catnipplinth lobster
6:41 AM Aug 4th from web

minibeastplinth @catnip easy one is needed! brain not woken up! crab! #oneandother
6:41 AM Aug 4th
from web in reply to catnip

OneandOtherweb @catnip we are considering moving the cameras so we can always win!
6:41 AM Aug 4th from web

grunt121 @catnip can’t get the stream to work!
6:41 AM Aug 4th
from Netvibes in reply to catnip

stephendallas @catnip lobster!
6:41 AM Aug 4th
from web

ragearts @catnip @bounder #catnipplinth is it u?
6:41 AM Aug 4th from TwitterFox

benjibrum @catnip That’s a lobster. #catnipplinth #oneandother
6:41 AM Aug 4th from web

mrgammon @catnip @bounder lobster!
6:41 AM Aug 4th from TweetDeck

PurpleHeather @catnip #catnipplinth lobster? #oneandother
6:41 AM Aug 4th from blu

rachel_simmo @catnip Looking good up there!
6:41 AM Aug 4th from web in reply to catnip

hadleypaul @catnip Is it a chinese Plawn?#catnipplinth
6:41 AM Aug 4th from TweetDeck

minibeastplinth @catnip lobster! #oneandother
6:41 AM Aug 4th
from web in reply to catnip

russelltanner @catnip Morning! Looking good on the live stream :) #catnipplinth
6:42 AM Aug 4th from Tweetie

PurpleHeather (For people looking bemusedly at my tweets later, I’m playing Plinth Pictionary with @catnip #catnipplinth #oneandother)
6:42 AM Aug 4th
from blu

steand @catnip #oneandother Prawn toast?
6:42 AM Aug 4th
from web

hadleypaul @catnip Hello Dad #catnipplinth
6:43 AM Aug 4th from TweetDeck

ragearts @catnip #catnipplinth hello dad!!
6:43 AM Aug 4th from TwitterFox

mrgammon @catnip tell me o g for my shower, I’m late up because of you! #catnipplinth
6:44 AM Aug 4th
from TweetDeck

cataspanglish @catnip Hola from Lleida #catnipplinth #oneandother
6:44 AM Aug 4th
from TweetDeck

cybrum @grunt121 I’m getting live audio, but the video is delayed unless I refresh, which makes the Plinth-tionary difficult. #catnipplinth
6:45 AM Aug 4th from dabr in reply to grunt121

brendadada Morning #catnipplinth tweeters! Morning @catnip! :)
6:45 AM Aug 4th
from Power Twitter

bounder #catnipplinth 15 mins left.
6:45 AM Aug 4th
from Twittelator

kellystokes241 @catnip lobster
6:45 AM Aug 4th
from web

OneandOtherweb @catnip pigeon behind you!
6:45 AM Aug 4th
from web

ragearts @catnip #catnipplinth no offence meant!!
6:46 AM Aug 4th
from TwitterFox

tashjudd @catnip Have to head to work, enjoy the rest of your time on #catnipplinth
6:46 AM Aug 4th from TweetDeck

paulbradshaw @catnip @bounder hope you’re having fun!
6:46 AM Aug 4th from Tweetie

Radeeboi @catnip no you didn’t mention me! #catnipplinth
6:46 AM Aug 4th from web

OneandOtherweb #catnipplinth pigeon behind you!!!
6:47 AM Aug 4th
from web

hadleypaul @catnip Blimey, the pigeon has balls #catnipplinth
6:47 AM Aug 4th
from TweetDeck

bounder #oneandother #catnipplinth GPS location: http://is.gd/21GIn http://yfrog.com/12bxfmj
6:47 AM Aug 4th from Twittelator

OneandOtherweb @catnip it’s gone really well despite the laptop.
6:47 AM Aug 4th
from web

citizensheep I think @catnip should name that pigeon. #catnipplinth
6:47 AM Aug 4th from Seesmic

benjibrum RT @citizensheep I think @catnip should name that pigeon. #catnipplinth <– I agree.
6:48 AM Aug 4th
from web

citilab RT @citizensheep: I think @catnip should name that pigeon. #catnipplinth
6:48 AM Aug 4th
from TweetDeck

cataspanglish RT @citizensheep: I think @catnip should name that pigeon. #catnipplinth
6:48 AM Aug 4th
from TweetDeck

minibeastplinth @catnip 84 tweets, that is impressive, power of twitter def shown! #oneandother #catnipplinth
6:49 AM Aug 4th from web

bitoclass #catnipplinth This was as early as I could manage – but I guess I’ve missed the game :) #oneandother Nice defence of Twitter!
6:49 AM Aug 4th from dabr

ragearts @catnip #catnipplinth coffee on return 2 Brum??
6:49 AM Aug 4th from TwitterFox

minibeastplinth i think that is the first pigeon i’ve seen on the plinth! #oneandother #catnipplinth
6:50 AM Aug 4th from web

benjibrum Overwhelmed that @catnip just named the pigeon after me. I think it should be called We love Michael Grimes #catnipplinth
6:50 AM Aug 4th
from web

rachel_simmo @catnip Have you got any food for the pigeon? #catnipplinth
6:50 AM Aug 4th from web

russelltanner @catnip thanks for the shout out for @colalife :)
6:50 AM Aug 4th from Tweetie

Loiscarter Dull morning, looks to stay that way. Lots to do in office today so good. Watching http://www.oneandother.co.uk/ @catnip bigging up twitter.
6:51 AM Aug 4th
from web

russelltanner @catnip @benjibrum got northern soul! #catnipplinth
6:51 AM Aug 4th from Tweetie

Radeeboi @catnip is Northern Soul the first one? :0) #catnipplinth #oneandother
6:51 AM Aug 4th
from web

brendadada Brilliant number of tweeters tweeting at @catnip on the plinth! #oneandother #catnipplinth
6:52 AM Aug 4th from Power Twitter

brendadada Agree! RT @OneandOtherweb @catnip its gone really well despite the laptop. #oneandother
6:52 AM Aug 4th
from Power Twitter

ragearts @catnip #catnipplinth @bounder look b 4u plinth!
6:52 AM Aug 4th from TwitterFox

citizensheep I can just see @benjibrum‘s indignant face crying “But *I* got it!” #catnipplinth
6:52 AM Aug 4th
from web

OneandOtherweb @catnip #catnipplinth ooooh, that’s a tough one. #oneandother
6:52 AM Aug 4th from web

mrgammon @catnip is it not gun but bicep!!!!? #catnipplinth
6:53 AM Aug 4th
from TweetDeck

minibeastplinth #oneandother #catnipplinth i know, but can’t think!
6:53 AM Aug 4th from web

ragearts @catnip #catnipplinth @bounder wat no plinth?
6:53 AM Aug 4th from TwitterFox

citizensheep Buff? bodybuilding? flexing muscles? #catnipplinth
6:53 AM Aug 4th from Seesmic

benjibrum @citizensheep But I did! #catnipplinth
6:53 AM Aug 4th from web in reply to citizensheep

cybrum Something to do with ‘guns’? #catnipplinth
6:53 AM Aug 4th from dabr

lornaparsons C’mon compooter, start up quicker!! need to catch last 5 mins of @catnip on the plinth!! #catnipplinth
6:53 AM Aug 4th
from Tweetie

paulbradshaw #catnipplinth sadly can’t see live stream on my iPod so making a picture from tweets
6:53 AM Aug 4th
from Tweetie

mrgammon @catnip it’s too early to think! #catnipplinth
6:54 AM Aug 4th
from TweetDeck

ragearts @catnip #catnipplinth @bounder bridger over troubled plinth
6:54 AM Aug 4th
from TwitterFox

joyfeed @citizensheep #catnipplinth web feed’s a bit flakey though
6:54 AM Aug 4th from TweetDeck in reply to citizensheep

minibeastplinth #oneanother #catnipplinth ok maybe i don’t know it!
6:55 AM Aug 4th
from web

BARGBARG @catnip “Only a fool tries to hide their guns’n'things up their sleeves cos it’s right obvious like.” #catnipplinth (Plinth Pictionary)
6:55 AM Aug 4th
from TweetDeck

citizensheep Is @bounder doing his job properly? ;-D #catnipplinth
6:55 AM Aug 4th
from Seesmic

benjibrum Trying to think like @getgood to get the plinth pictionary. #catnipplinth
6:55 AM Aug 4th
from web

Radeeboi @catnip #catnipplinth #oneandother gun knife arm bicept armpit I don’t know!!!
6:55 AM Aug 4th
from web

mrgammon @catnip I know it’s northern soul!! am I too late? #catnipplinth
6:55 AM Aug 4th from TweetDeck

brendadada Oh crumbs – so @catnip heard about #oneandother from @brendadada? That’s fab. :) #catnipplinth
6:55 AM Aug 4th
from Power Twitter

paulbradshaw @catnip #catnipplinth is it a satsuma? With asthma?
6:56 AM Aug 4th from Tweetie

ragearts @catnip birmingham is ace #catnipplinth
6:56 AM Aug 4th
from TwitterFox

bitoclass #catnipplinth Hmm… no guns, no knives, just muscle? :) Oh dear, my brain doesn’t work at 6.45am #oneandother
6:56 AM Aug 4th from dabr

BARGBARG *waves to @catnip and salutes Plinth Pictionary*
6:56 AM Aug 4th from TweetDeck

PlinthiPaul #catnipplinth Hi! I’m up there myself in a couple of weeks & would like people to submit experiments for me to do at www.plinthipaul.co.uk!
6:57 AM Aug 4th from web

cataspanglish there must be some #smut involved then RT @benjibrum: Trying to think like @getgood to get the plinth pictionary. #catnipplinth
6:57 AM Aug 4th
from TweetDeck

paulbradshaw @catnip #catnipplinth it looks like a small archipelago? A kettle nipple?
6:58 AM Aug 4th
from Tweetie

citizensheep @benjibrum That’s a dangerous thing to do. #catnipplinth
6:58 AM Aug 4th
from web in reply to benjibrum

kellystokes241 @catnip well done Julia it was worth getting up early
6:58 AM Aug 4th from web

mrgammon @catnip well done! enjoyed the 20 minutes I watched…now bounder on next!! #catnipplinth
6:58 AM Aug 4th from TweetDeck

ragearts @catnip #catnipplinth there comming to take u away ah ha back 2 brum!!
6:58 AM Aug 4th
from TwitterFox

gabysslave #catnipplinth this is good @catnip hope you are enjoying it -you rock. It’s a pity my broadband is not giving the stream a proper chance ;)
6:58 AM Aug 4th
from Tweetie

OneandOtherweb @catnip #catnipplinth #oneandother DOH!
6:58 AM Aug 4th
from web

minibeastplinth #oneandother #catnipplinth you look like you had a blast, quality plinthing! :)
6:58 AM Aug 4th from web

Radeeboi @plinthipaul can you pass a knitting needle through one ear to the other #catnipplinth
6:58 AM Aug 4th from web

cybrum #catnipplinth They’re coming to take you away!
6:59 AM Aug 4th from dabr

hadleypaul @catnip We’re all mad I tell ya! 6am, and ppl from all over the globe chatting to a lady on a plinth, playing a quiz #catnipplinth
6:59 AM Aug 4th
from TweetDeck

Radeeboi @catnip well done hun that was a good hour! #catnipplinth #oneandother
6:59 AM Aug 4th
from web

bitoclass #catnipplinth Although I’ve managed to wake up enough for my alter ego @PlinthiPaul to spam you so maybe it’s just Pictionary I can’t do :)
6:59 AM Aug 4th from dabr

russelltanner @catnip I’ve realised I should never play pictionary – I didn’t even get lobster :( #catnipplinth
6:59 AM Aug 4th
from Tweetie

grunt121 #catnipplinth i’ve got a box with salt shaker. That can’t be right
7:00 AM Aug 4th from Netvibes

ragearts @catnip #catnipplinth your welcome ill go 2bed now! amongst all the plaster rubble…..
7:00 AM Aug 4th
from TwitterFox

minibeastplinth #oneandother #catnipplinth ah! i was going down the line of guns, as in biceps, but that makes more sense!
7:00 AM Aug 4th
from web

PurpleHeather @catnip Bye! That was great fun :D Same again tomorrow to liven up that morning too? ;P #catnipplinth #oneandother
7:01 AM Aug 4th from blu

bitoclass Good work #catnipplinth – sorry I didn’t wake up early enough to tweet along properly. What I did see was good – bye! #oneandother
7:01 AM Aug 4th
from dabr

brendadada Big round of applause for @catnip! That was superb. #oneandother
7:01 AM Aug 4th
from Power Twitter

gabysslave @catnip I hope you enjoyed your time on a pedestal -it’s where every woman deserves to be ;)
7:01 AM Aug 4th from Tweetie

lornaparsons Bye @catnip *waves* well done!
7:01 AM Aug 4th from Tweetie

cataspanglish I think that #catnipplinth by @catnip has finally convinced me that I need to move back to the UK
7:01 AM Aug 4th
from TweetDeck

benjibrum Quite emotional seeing @catnip leave the plinth. It’s too early for this sort of thing. #catnipplinth
7:01 AM Aug 4th
from web

minibeastplinth #oneandother #catnipplinth bye @catnipplinth ! Off back for another 30 mins sleep!
7:01 AM Aug 4th from web

russelltanner @catnip that was brilliant, well done! glad I woke up in time to watch :) #catnipplinth
7:02 AM Aug 4th from Tweetie

MyJQ @catnip #catnipplinth Well done for a great hour of twitterdom!
7:03 AM Aug 4th
from Tweetie

Tattybojangles Morning peoples. I have woken up to #catnipplinth weirdness. I won’t ask. Time to shower.
7:03 AM Aug 4th
from TweetDeck

minibeastplinth @PurpleHeather great fun indeed, how about the 7am slot though! #oneandother #catnipplinth
7:03 AM Aug 4th
from web in reply to PurpleHeather

citizenship Well @catnip‘s plinth Pictionary is over, so it’s back to work for me. It was fun: http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23catnipplinth
7:03 AM Aug 4th
from TweetDeck

cybrum RT @brendadada: Big round of applause for @catnip! That was superb. #oneandother
7:05 AM Aug 4th
from dabr

russelltanner might go back to bed for a sneaky half hr nap after watching #catnipplinth
7:06 AM Aug 4th from Tweetie

citizensheep @Tattybojangles It was @catnip. On the Plinth. Playing Pictionary.
7:06 AM Aug 4th
from web in reply to Tattybojangles

grunt121 RT @cybrum: RT @brendadada: Big round of applause for @catnip! That was superb. #oneandother
7:07 AM Aug 4th
from Netvibes

bitoclass RT @brendadada: Big round of applause for @catnip! That was superb. #oneandother #catnipplinth
7:12 AM Aug 4th from dabr

citilab RT @grunt121: RT @cybrum: RT @brendadada: Big round of applause for @catnip! That was superb. #oneandother
7:21 AM Aug 4th
from Tweetie

jonhickman @catnip @bounder rough night’s sleep then ended up sleeping through but sounds like #catnipplinth went well from the tweets :)7:28 AM Aug 4th from TweetDeck

Plinth hour transcript

The first of probably a few post-Plinth posts. I also want to collect and display all the #catnipplinth tweets and sort through various bits of video and pics that Jon took of me from the ground.

I thought it would be an interesting exercise to transcribe what I said on the Plinth (you can see the official recording of my hour on my One and Other profile page). As well as what I actually said myself, I’ve included some descriptive things in square brackets, added links where appropriate, and put notes in italics.

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Is it really almost 3 mins in before I speak? I think I was waiting for the JCB to disappear completely and it does take quite a long time to go up and down.

[Heckler: Jump, jump, jump]

hehe

OK, it’s just gone 6 o’clock. I’m on the Plinth!

Hello #thatlondon OK, I didn’t say the hash, but I was thinking it!

Right, I have lots of things planned. I don’t know if they’re all going to work.

[Heckler: Sing a song!]

[To heckler] No, i’m not going to sing

[Points to t-shirt] @catnip is my Twitter name.

Contact me with @catnip and you can talk to me while I’m on the Plinth. You can share my experience.

I’m hoping to play a game of Twitter Pictionary. Don’t know if that’s gonna work, but we’ll give it a go.

But before I set that up, I just want to take a panoramic photo. Just bear with me a second.

[Here I start taking the panoramic photo using the Pano app on my iPhone.]

Hehe, this is trickier than you might imagine, ’cause there’s so many windows that all look the same on the National Gallery, but I’ll give it a go.

It takes a little while, but when I’ve finished this, you should be able to see a 360 degree view of what I can see, and I’ll post it straight to Twitter as well.

There we go. Just matching up the edges.

[Wind blows across microphone.]

It had started to spit, but I think, thankfully, touch wood [touches head], it’s stopped. Which is good because it would ruin all my technology.

Okaaay. Yep, that’s that bit. [Refering to matching up the edges of the pano photos]

[More wind across microphone]

[Confused mutterings] Ah right, there we go. [laughs] Couldn’t find out which bit that was, found it now.

Ooo, which bit’s that? I think… argh… right, there’s a fuzzy bit of the tr… ah, there we go.

It’s quite tricky, this is.

Hehe, I’ve got lots of people tweeting me already, I haven’t even started the game yet.

Er, nearly there.

Oh, which bit is that? ah, that’s that bit there.

I think this might be the last one. We shall see.

Oh no, one more.

And another one, blimey. Thought I’d been all the way around.

In hindsight, the pano took a lot longer than I’d expected, perhaps I should have just done a couple of Twitpics instead.

OK, that’s merging all of those shots,  I don’t know how many there were, probably about 12, perhaps more, into a 360 degree panorama. And as soon as that’s finished merging, I’ll post that straight to Twitter so that you can see exactly what I’m seeing.

Right, something else I want to do is… You can tweet me @catnip, but it you want your tweets to appear on this laptop, if you use the hashtag #catnipplinth ( I shall show you on this sign shortly). I’ll just set this up. It’s a bit wet so I’ll stick it on there [a clear plastic bag that the One and Other team gave me in case of rain].

Argh, ripped it. Fiddly. Fiddly thing. Okaay.

I’ll just check that, yep.

When I set this up, if you include #catnipplinth in your tweet, your tweets will be on here [the laptop]. Hopefully, fingers crossed. And you can share the Plinth with me, your tweets can share the Plinth with me. If I can get it sorted out. With the aid of a 3G dongle.

It might take a few minutes to set up, in the meantime I will set up my whiteboard.

[checks iPhone] Panorama nearly finished merging.

Haha. That’s @bounder down there, the other half, Mr Jon Bounds, hehe, who many if you know I’m sure.

There’s actually more room up here than I thought there would be. It’s not too bad. I don’t think I’m going to go down that end much [points to the highest end], I’ll stick up that end [points to lower end].

Oo, right, my panorama is made… OK.

[Heckler: 'scuse me]

Now

[Heckler: 'scuse me, why're you up there?]

Hehe [to heckler] why am I up here?

[Hecklers: yeah]

[To hecklers] Why not? Wouldn’t you like to be up here?

[Heckler: yeah]

OK

I didn’t imagine there would be anyone in the Square at this time actually, it’s quite strange. There are quite a few people, well a handful of people.

OK… To send my panorama… camera roll… email photo… email to “Flickr 2 Twitter”

Oops… ok

[Heckler: 'scuse me. Why are you up there?]

[To heckler] Sorry?

[Heckler: Why're you up there?]

[To heckler] Why am I up here?

[Heckler: yeah]

[To heckler] Because I had the chance to be up here.

[Heckler: It's raining]

[To heckler] It’s not raining. It’s not raining up here! [laughs]

[Looks back to iPhone screen] Oo, I wasn’t watching that, hopefully it’s gone.

If I check my Twitter, it should be on there.

Right… quite a few tweets to catch up on.

Just want to make sure my panorama photo has gone to Twitter.

Yes!

I was a bit disappointed with my resulting panorama, it’s much smaller than I thought it would be and only seems to have done 180 degrees, oh well. Here it is:

Live from the Plinth

Update: The version above is the version I uploaded live from the Plinth via email to Flickr to Twitter. I found the original on my iPhone later, it’s the full 360 degrees and pretty good quality:

Plinth panorama 360°

Make sure you check out the full-sized version!

So, even if you’re not on Twitter, if you go to twitter.com/catnip, you can see what I’m saying. You can see any photos that I take, that kind of thing, so… You don’t have to be on Twitter, you can still see the conversation. The conversation happens in public.

Right, time to mantle the whiteboard stand thingy. Might need to tape it down actually, if it gets windy.

Oo, no, Duck tape does not stick to Plinth, good grief! Thought it stuck to everything. Oh it does if you stamp it down.

Observations of the Square: the fountains are not on. I don’t know what time they turn them on, whether they turn them off to save water or what the reason is, I don’t know. Er, n’yeah, that’s quite strange.

And, even though it’s quite light, the floodlights [on the Plinth] are still on. I don’t know if they’re automatic or whether the man in the box [One and Other portakabin office] turns them on and off.

Must remember to take my litter away with me.

OK, right, see if I can remember how to put this up. Oo, it’s quite windyyy. Yeah, I think I may have to tape it down.

Oops, anticlockwise [to undo the screws on the whiteboard].

OK.

I’ve been advised to be aware of my position when writing on the whiteboard, otherwise it could look like I’m humping it! [laughs] Very sound advice I thought.

Get some more tape. I don’t want it falling over.

This looks ready to set up.

Bit windy. Glad I put my leggings on under my skirt in case it blows over my head!

Goddamn Vista, so slow! Right, I’ll leave that warming up.

Tape this down, if I can find my tape, here it is.

Ahh, what’s a good position?

I think… well if kind of do it like that, hopefully that camera will be able to pick it up. Actually if I do it a bit squarer, people might be able to see it down there as well.

Wonderful Duck tape, work for me please. That’s good.

It’s twenty past already! I knew my hour would go really quickly. I’d better get a move on then, hadn’t I?

Right, multi-tasking, over here again.

OK, oo, right I need to press this.

Aargh, oh dear.

It’s all in the preparation.

Not having a lot of luck with this piece, there we go.

Right [wobbles whiteboard] ah, quite sturdy, good.

Fingers crossed.

[Bounder: got the laptop working?]

[To Bounder] yep, eventually. What?

[Bounder: are you playing now?]

[To Bounder] wha? I’ve gotta, you know, they can wait! Gotta get it all prepared. It’s worth the wait.

Just need to blow my nose live on the Plinth.

[Blows nose]

Oo, sorry, should have done that away from the microphone!

Bit snotty.

Aanyway, oh that’s not loading. “Loading some tweets”. Well go on then, load them!

Anyway, I will turn that round and leave it running and hopefully, it will load some tweets.

You can see what’s on here yourself, as well, if you go to visibletweets.com and search for #catnipplinth (the thing that’s on the label above the laptop).

OK, none have loaded yet, but hopefully… I’ll leave it going… and they might load.

OK, Pictionary!

Right, first of all, let me catch up with some tweets… 32 replies.

Hello @citizensheep

Hello @gecal

Hello @stephendallas

Hello @MyJQ

Hello @Tom_Watson Yes, the, Tom Watson! Not sure why I said this, I think I couldn’t remember where he was MP for and didn’t want to get it wrong, probably confused the golf fans no end!

Right…

Hello @BARGBARG

I’ve probably missed some people out, but let’s get on with the Pictionary.

Finally, I hear you cry.

I have a timer. I wanted one of those giant egg timers, but too short notice, couldn’t get one.

And, get this… [Slams magnetic kitchen timer against whiteboard, magnet falls off]

Oh, that’ll teach me, I’ve broken it! [laughs] That really will teach me, ’cause it was magnetic and I’ve just broken it!

Nevermind.

Er, I need a marker pen, which I have in my bag… if I can find it. Right.

This is magnetic [the eraser]. I’ll place it gently so I don’t break it!

Pen.

Right, quickly before I start, I just want to write something on the back, so that the long camera can pick it up.

Oops… argh… oh, don’t like that bit. It doesn’t seem to write on that bit, try somewhere else. Argh, rubbish pen. I’ll try the other pen, that’s a bit rubbish. That’s better. “Tweet me @catnip”.

Right, have any tweets come on there [the laptop]? no, it’s still loading tweets. Well, that’s rubbish, isn’t it.

Right, some of you have been sending me some ideas of things to draw. If I can find my little notebook! Oh dear me. Hiding at the bottom.

OK, I know some of you are waiting for this so I’ll get on with it.

OK, right.

This one was sent to me by the lovely Shona McQuillan, who is @graphiquillan on Twitter.

Where’s my timer?

[Starts timer]

[Starts to draw first picture]

This is the first picture when I had finished. For some reason I thought I had to keep drawing until the timer went off, so added too much detail!

Pictionary1

I’m going to ask Jon’s assistance to see who gets this first.

[Bounder: balti!]

[To Bounder] Who said that?

[Bounder: me]

You’re not allowed to play!

Yes, it’s a balti, that man there [points to Bounder]

[To Bounder]: you’re supposed to play on Twitter!

Right, I’ll do another one.

[To Bounder]: can you keep an eye on the tweets?

I’ll leave that one up there for now.

Right, next one.

[Sets timer]

[To Bounder]: no guessing this, Bounder! It’s not for you to guess.

Yep, this was suggested by Mr Jon Bounds (@bounder).

Picture 2:

Pictionary2

What is this? First to get it.

[Bounder shouts something]

[To Bounder] What?

[Bounder: beef burger with ears, dinner plate]

No. You got it right.

[To Bounder] Has anyone got this yet, Jon?

What is this? [Points at picture 2]

Oo, times up.

Stop.

I’ll just check my tweets.

[Bounder shouts something]

No-one’s got it yet?

[Bounder shouts something]

Didn’t they hear the answer that you yelled out?

[To Bounder] Who’s the first person on Twitter to get that one? [points to picture 1]

Draw bigger” says @OneandOtherweb, OK, I will try and draw bigger.

[laughs] No, it’s not a condom. Bit of a strange condom! [points at picture 2]

Er, the answer to that one [points at picture 1] was a balti. It comes from Birmingham, where I’m from.

No-one’s got this one yet [points at picture 2]

Right, I’m just gonna… on the instruction of One and Other… I’m just gonna try moving this around there. Not that it’s actually showing any tweets I don’t think. No, it still says that it’s loading, I don’t know if any will load.

Hehe, no, it’s not the Gherkin. But you’re in the right area. Well not in the right area, in the right kind of [laughs] right kind of direction. The right field maybe.

Erm [scrolls through tweets] OK.

Oo, @stephendallas, no it’s not a pint of beer.

Yes! We have a winner, @MyJQ (my Jewellery Quarter), it is the Rotunda (in Birmingham), well done!

Right, the next one, I’m going to try and do something else as well. I’m gonna try and stream from Qik, if I can get this thing to work.

This may or may not work.

OK, I’ll rub these out. I’ve been told to draw bigger so I’ll try and fill the whole thing.

OK, right. Okey dokey.

Right, I’m going to attempt to stream my own video live to the web, via an N95. Thank you to Nick Booth, @Podnosh, for lending me this. And, it’s his old one, he’s going to sell it later, so if you want to buy it, get in touch with him.

I don’t think the Qik stream worked live, but it did eventually upload:

OK.

Get the timer ready [sets timer]

Right, this one is gonna be a bit more difficult I think.

Oo, I need to not get my hand in the way as well.

Right, one-handed drawing. All my drawing was one-handed, doh!

Right, this one was suggested by my Twitter friend @brendadada, who was the one who actually told me about this project. She mentioned it on Twitter and that’s how I cam to apply for it, so thank you to her.

Er, I don’t know if anyone’s going to get this one actually. I deliberately chose one that’s quite difficult.

OK.

Anyone who listens to my radio show, The Big Paws, on Rhubarb Radio might get this. Because it’s to do with one of the features we have on there.

Picture 3:

Pictionary3

Oh nooo! That went really quickly! No-one’s going to get that. It looks rude, but it’s not.

[laughs] oh dear.

Right, lets have a look at some of my tweets.

[Bounder: Jules!]

[To Bounder] Yeah?

[Bounder: shouts something]

[To Bounder] Sorry?

[Bounder: Paul Hadley says take the plastic bag off your laptop...]

[To Bounder] OK

Oo, some safety advice there. Must take plastic bag off the laptop or it will overheat. Thank you Paul Hadley.

I was worried about getting it wet, you see. But I don’t think it’s too wet. Oh dear. It is a little bit wet. Oh well, it’s only my old laptop.

[To Bounder] It hasn’t loaded any tweets.

Anyway [sighs]

OK, if this streaming’s working, I’ll just give you a quick whizz around the Square.

Fountain one. No water spouting.

Other fountain.

There’s @bounder.

Oh yeah, let me show you cameras watching cameras.

That is Camera Two I think.

That is Camera Three up there.

That’s the One and Other offices. There’s another camera in there, the long shot camera.

If you’re interested in the cameras, go and watch Mike Figgis’s Plinth hour. If you go to oneandother.co.uk/participants/Mike_F. He’s actually a film director and he’s done a brilliant Plinth hour explaining how all the cameras work and he also plays a mean trumpet as well.

OK

[To Bounder] Has anyone got this one, Jon? [points to picture 2]

[Bounder: no-one's got it, have they?]

[To Bounder] Has anyone got it, no?

[Bounder: I don't know what it is!]

[To Bounder] Do you know what it is?

[Bounder: no!]

[laughs] I’ll leave that one on there then and try another one.

OK

[Bounder shouts something]

[To Bounder] What?

[Bounder: Spongebob Squarepants]

[To Bounder] [laughs] No it’s not Spongebob Squarepants!

You’ll never get it actually, but I’ll leave it up just in case. The clue is – if you listen to The Big Paws radio show on Rhubarb Radio (that’s the radio show that me and Jon do, Saturday mornings 8am), it’s to do with one of the features we have on the radio show.

[To Bounder] Don’t shout it out, Jon!

@benjibrum was the first to get pic 3.

[Remembers I'm still streaming] Oh, I’m just going to say hello.

[Turns N95 around] I don’t even know if this is working, but hello.

OK, let me do another one.

Erm, let me do another easy one.

Erm [looks down list of suggestions] hehe

OK, I’ll do a really easy one. I think it’s gonna be easy anyway.

One minute on the timer [sets timer], start.

OK. I’ll do it in the bottom half.

Er [starts drawing]

Actually it might not be as easy [laughs] as I thought. Let’s see.

[Continues drawing]

Actually I don’t know what they’re like at the bottom [laughs]. Oh something like that. I think that gives you the idea.

[Laughs] What is that?

I don’t think I’ve got anything more to add, even though I’ve got some more time. [laughs]

Picture 4:

Pictionary4

Does anyone know what that is?

Let me check my tweets.

Good grief, 60 replies.

Might take a while to load these.

It’s 6.40 already, the time has flown by!

[Bounder: lobster!]

[To Bounder] Yes! Who said lobster?

[Bounder: me!]

[To Bounder] You? You’re not allowed to play! [laughs]

Right, I’m gonna shut down the Qik streaming now ’cause I haven’t quite got enough hands, but hopefully you’ve enjoyed seeing what I can see. Another quick whizz round.

[Bounder shouts something]

[To Bounder] Who’s got it right?

The One and Other web team have got it right, lobster, fantastic [gives thumbs up towards the One and Other office]

They actually have an unfair advantage, and still think about cheating, but eventually do the decent thing!

Right, bye bye Qik stream, I need my hands.

[Stops Qik stream]

[Picks up iPhone]

I haven’t really done any tweets of my own, which I said I was going to do.

I might do… [thinks about tweeting a Twitpic] Let me see if I can do a picture [looks around]. Perhaps Nelson’s Column.

Oh, it’s a bit grey and fuzzy. Hmm, maybe the gallery.

[iPhone starts ringing while I'm looking at it]

Oo, I’m not supposed to be taking phonecalls, but it’s my dad, so…

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Hi Dad

You’re supposed to be contacting me by Twitter!

[laughs] Right, OK.

Yes, there is a siren going past, I’m not sure what it is.

In the Square, there’s only a handful, but there are a lot of people, I think, watching online. Getting a lot of tweets coming through. I’m playing Pictionary.

It started to spot with rain, but it’s not raining any more, so it’s OK, can’t complain.

I think it’s 22 feet one side, but the other side, it’s only about 8 or something, ’cause there’s kind of steps going up the side, so it’s on different levels.

It’s going well, yeah, it’s flying by actually.

OK, then.

Oh, alright then.

Yeah, you’ve been on the Plinth as well.

OK, bye.

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My dad. He’s not on Twitter. I’ll have to work on him.

OK [looks at tweets]

@minibeastplinth: lobster [gives thumbs up]

Paul Hadley: Is it a Chinese Prawn? Well, it kind of looks like that, yeah, but it’s a lobster.

Hello @rachel_simmo

Hello @mrgammon Yes it’s a lobster.

Hello @purpleheather

Hello @benjibrum, it *is* a lobster

Hello @ragearts [laughs]. @ragearts says “Is it you?” I don’t know if they mean me or @bounder, ’cause they’ve addressed the tweet to both of us. Hopefully they mean him [points to Bounder], not me!

Hello @grunt121. He says he can’t get the stream to work. I don’t know if he means my stream or that stream, I don’t know. But hopefully he’ll be able to watch it later.

Erm, who else am I talking to?

@russelltanner – he was on the Plinth earlier, he was doing the @colalife thing, so hello to him [waves].

Oh, I must mention, while I remember, that my friend Jez Collins is on today, complete coincidence. He’s on today at 10pm.

Erm, I did make some notes actually of people I wanted to talk about.

He works on a really interesting project called the Birmingham Music Archive. I don’t know if he’s doing his Plinth time on that or something more personal, but that’s a really interesting project.

What else did I want to mention… Actually I think I’ve mentioned most people in passing.

6.46 already! That’s my dad hogging my time.

Who else is talking to me on Twitter… All these people are sharing my Twitter experience. Think I meant to say Plinth experience here

@citizenship, and @citizensheep as well.

@genzaichi

Oh gosh, I actually can’t keep up with the tweets, I’ve got another 84.

[Turns to laptop] I’m a bit annoyed that this hasn’t worked, it’s a shame. Oh well, if you put #catnipplinth on your tweets, I will gather them all up later and put them somewhere and tell you where it is so you can see what everyone’s been saying.

I kind of wanted to demonstrate the power of Twitter because I’ve got a lot of benefit from it. It’s how I heard about this project. I’ve made a hcck of a lot of new friends in Birmingham since using Twitter. True, proper, good friends that I meet in real life, and I met them thanks to Twitter. So I can’t say a bad word about it really.

I also… Oo, there’s a pigeon sharing my Plinth! I don’t mind sharing my Plinth with a pigeon [laughs]

I also find out loads of stuff that’s going on in Birmingham and anywhere, loads of interesting stuff on the web, all from Twitter.

People who say it’s banal, they obviously haven’t got the imagination to use it in a way that’s interesting and useful to them. Little bit of a rant about Twitter there.

[laughs]@benjibrum wants me to name the pigeon. I’ll name him Ben.

Actually I misread the tweet, @benjibrum had retweeted @citizensheep’s tweet, so the pigeon should really have been called Michael!

Oo, sorry, @radeeboi, didn’t mention her

Oops @radeeboi is actually male, but had a woman in his avatar at the time, which confused me!

Hello @tashjudd

@kellystokes, hi Kelly! Yes, it’s a lobster.

We’ve got someone… Oh it’s @cataspanglish listening from Spain, well watching from Spain, from Lleida. Hola!

I can’t… I literally can’t keep up.

Thank you to everyone who’s tweeting me and helping me show how great Twitter is. ‘Cause all of you are sharing my experience on here.

I’m gonna do one more Pictionary I think.

So little time left!

Okaay, I’ve done one of Shona’s… I must mention Shona, because she’s a very talented artist. Go to graphiquillan.wordpress.com to see some of her wonderful work. I’ve got some of it hanging in my house. She’s not very well at the moment, so hope you get better soon, Shona.

Yes, so I did one of Shona’s, I did one of Brenda’s, I haven’t done one of Nicky Getgood’s. Where have I put them? At the back. Did one of @bounder‘s.

Right, OK [laughs]. This one might be tricky ’cause it’s a phrase.

No-one’s gonna get that [points at picture 3]. It was “Northern Soul”. Didn’t have time to finish drawing it. That was the dancefloor, that was the talc. Ask @bounder about Northern Soul, it’s very strange. And listen to The Big Paws on rhubarbradio.com, Saturdays 8 til 10 (am) where we have a little Northern Soul feature.

[Picks up timer]

Oops, where’s me pen gone [laughs]… I’ve packed it away… I’ve buried it… OK.

Right, this one [starts timer]… this is a phrase, suggested by @getgood.

[Starts drawing] It’s quite tricky this one, I should have thought about this before I started the timer.

Right, I’ve got to draw big, or I’ll get told off.

Oops, that’s not very good is it.

Haha, ignore that bit. This is the bit.

Picture 5:

Pictionary5

What is this phrase?

What’s that phrase? Tell me what that phrase is.

Right, I’m gonna attempt to look at my tweets, but there’s so many. 93 new ones and I hadn’t even finished looking at the last ones.

So, loads of people engaging via Twitter on the Plinth, so I’d recommend anyone else use it as well.

See if I can… see if there’s any new people that I haven’t spoken to before.

Hello @brendadada! Thank you for telling me about the project. Hope to get to meet you one day.

@loiscarter, hello (a new person)

I’ve said… yeah, I think I’ve done the other ones.

Is the pigeon still there? yeah, he is still there, sweeet. I’ll try and take a photo of him. I’ll do a little Twitpic, if I can.

Gonna have to pack up soon.

…hashtag it

Has anyone got the phrase yet?

[To Bounder] Has anyone got the phrase, Jon?

[Bounder: what?]

[To Bounder] Has anyone got the phrase?

Right, hopefully winging its way across the Web, is… oh, has he gone? Oh no, he’s there now… is a Twitpic of the pigeon. Oh no, it wouldn’t do it. Oh I don’t think that’s worked. Ah, bugger.

The Twitpic didn’t work at the time, but luckily I still had it on my phone so uploaded it later:

Ben/Michael the pigeon who shared my Plinth

There’s loads of cool things happening in Birmingham. You might be surprised to hear, but there is. And I wanted to mention them, but there’s loads of them, and I’m bound to miss one out if I start mentioning them. But, tune in to rhubarbradio.com, where we cover all the cool stuff that’s happening in Birmingham, including… I’ll quickly mention BARG, because the’re into this sort of thing, playing games, so search for BARG Birmingham (B-A-R-G) and on Twitter they’re @BARGBARG, if you like your games. They do some fun stuff.

Oo, right, what time is it? I’m gonna have to think about packing up soon. This [the laptop], I don’t think has worked, so… oo, I’ve lost my plastic bag… no, that hasn’t worked, so I shall pack it up now.

Oh dear, I’m littering the Square with plastic bags.

Shame that didn’t work [the laptop], but I’ll still collect the tweets and I’ll put them online so you can see what everyone else has been saying.

[Bounder: Uh oh, here comes the truck]

[To Bounder] What, the bag?

Oh no! Oh no, I’d better hurry up and pack up. They’re coming to get me. Right, everything in there. I need to untape my board, put it down. Oh dear.

That hour has flown by! I don’t know about people saying that they get bored, or whatever, but I certainly didn’t. I could stay up here all day. Yeah, I would have taken a load more pictures, do some more video…

Right, lets put this down.

Go and have a look at my website as well, catnipmusic.co.uk, and have a look at my blogroll for some other cool stuff that’s happening in Birmingham and further afield.

They’re coming, they’re coming, they’re coming! Quick, quick, quick! I can’t believe how fast that’s gone, unbelievable.

Oo, that, by the way [picture 5] , thanks to Nicky Getgood, “What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger”. One of her favourite phrases, and I think one of mine as well. That was supposed to be a gun, and a knife.

Thank you, Twitter friends, for sharing my Plinth time. It’s made it a lot more fun, and probably made me a bit less nervous knowing that there’s other people sharing it with me.

[To next Plinther] Hello!

Fantastic time! I want to stay here all day. Sorry about the litter. Bye Ben, Ben the pigeon. Gather my stuff…

Oh, stay tuned for the next guy, sounds really interesting. He’s doing some kind of lecture, but not a boring lecture, a really interesting lecture.

At this point I remembered a few people I’d forgotten to say hello to, rattled through a few. They got cut off my recorded stream, so are probably at the start of the next guy’s! Soz to him. From what I recall, I said “hello to mum and Richard, dad and Rose, Dan and Beccy, Christina and Steve, Stephen Dallas, all my friends in Buckley and all my friends in Birmingham”.

Some people whose tweets I missed in the deluge:

@bitoclass

@cybrum

@gabysslave

@PlinthiPaul

@paulbradshaw

@joyfeed

@lornaparsons

@citilab

@dazwright

@thejaydoubleyou

@24_Carrots

@braincoffee

Final plinth info

This will probably be my last post before I go on the Fourth Plinth on Tuesday (4th August) at 6am for an hour.

This is what I’m hoping to do, weather and technology permitting!:

I am hoping to play a simplified version of Pictionary on the Plinth. I am taking a small whiteboard on a stand and will draw pictures for Twitter users to guess. Please send me ideas of what to draw in advance. You will be able to guess by sending me a tweet to @catnip, the first to guess correctly wins kudos.

I think there may be a delay on the live stream at oneandother.co.uk, so my plan is to broadcast my own live video stream via Qik or Bambuser. I have borrowed an N95 to do this (thanks @podnosh), but my tests have not worked very well on 3G. If there is wifi available in the Square, I think it should work well, if not I might not be able to get it to work.

If my own mobile web stream doesn’t work, I will try doing Pictionary just over the normal stream. If there is a long delay it might cause problems.

If the Pictionary idea doesn’t work, I will just try and talk to people via Twitter, type @catnip at the start of your tweet and I will see it, you can also include #catnipplinth in your tweet. I am hoping to display all tweets containing the hashtag #catnipplinth on a laptop screen, I’m not sure how well the cameras will pick up this up, but you can see the same thing yourself at http://visibletweets.com/#query=%23catnipplinth

Whatever happens, I will be live tweeting my hour. I hope to tweet a few pictures too. Even if you are not a Twitter user, you can still see what I am saying by going to twitter.com/catnip. If you do want to set up a Twitter account, here is a beginners’ guide to Twitter.

These are all the links you might need:

One and Other home page with live web stream

My One and Other Profile page (please leave me a comment or pledge!)

My Twitter stream

Visible Tweets display of #catnipplinth

Two weeks and counting…

Eek, it’s only two weeks until I will be sur la Plinth. I received my info pack yesterday, ‘citin’, and will do a separate post on its contents.

If you want to look at my profile page, it’s at http://www.oneandother.co.uk/participants/juliagilbert. I will no doubt update this a million times over the next couple of weeks!

You can now comment on profile pages and pledge to watch, if you so desire. What would be pretty cool, actually, is if you could put your Twitter names in the comments/pledge comments, as I am trying to encourage new people to use Twitter.

I’m also looking for ideas about what to take in my ‘Plinth Toolkit’. These are props that I can use to complete people’s Twitter requests and hence demonstrate the Power of Twitter, woo! So far I’m thinking paper, fat marker pens, scissors. I have also ordered a flip chart :) What else could I take up there with me?

I have a place on the Fourth Plinth!

I’m chuffed that my name has been drawn for a place on The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square on 4th August from 6-7am. More info at oneandother.co.uk.

But what the blinking heck should I do with my hour? I’m not sure I really have one burning issue I want to support/promote, but there are many great things happening in Brum that I wouldn’t mind giving a helping hand to, including Rhubarb Radio, Birmingham Bloggers, BARG, Birmingham Hackspace, West by West Midlands, Social Media Surgeries, We Share Stuff

So I’m thinking vaguely along the lines of promoting Brum and digital inclusion. I’m pretty sure I first heard about the event via Twitter (@brendadada if I remember correctly) and in fact I’ve not really noticed it covered by any other media, so I probably wouldn’t be doing it if it wasn’t for Twitter.

I’m thinking about live tweeting using a hashtag, say #catnipplinth or even a separate Twitter account. It’s a great way to share my experience with my Twitter friends. I could possibly rig up a laptop to display tweets at the bottom of the plinth (Jon would have to be on guard!), hopefully there would be enough battery to last an hour.

So, what do you clever people think? Is my idea too vague? Can you think a better way of doing it or any other ideas?

I need to let them know what I’m planning on doing when I accept the invitation, which I only have 2 more days left to do, so if you have any ideas, let me know asap.

Thanks :)

Update: I have now confirmed my place, but keep the ideas coming as nothing is set in stone!