I do like a conspiracy theory. So here's one: did Gordon Brown get his wife to send a deliberately gibberish tweet so he could tell a funny story a week later about their son hitting the keys while they weren't watching?
The internet safety strategy launch ...
Gordon Brown today launched an initiative about children and internet supervision. During his speech, he mentioned the gibberish tweet - saying "fvdfzsrsazxzzxcvbnmadgfhjjkqwrtyuuuiop" - that his wife had sent last week. She later explained her son had pressed a load of keys while they weren't watching. Here are the tweets:
A good example of why children need to be supervised around computers, ho ho ho.
The conspiracy theory
Only ... there's this user comment under one of the write ups of the story:
Only just put 2 2 together with this now that the announcement of this strategy thing has happened.
It's a complete lie! The tweet was posted on the web, where hitting ENTER does NOT post the tweet. So are we to seriously believe that the young child typed random garbage then MOVED THE MOUSE TO THE SEND BUTTON and clicked the correct button on the mouse???
I think not! Cynical news angle, nothing more!
Update OK, so his son is 6. I guess a 6-year-old could have used the mouse to send it (the point about using "enter" to send it is the commenter's - Gordon Brown didn't say this). Second update It's his younger son, who is three. So probably not a mouse user!