The 80 year-old’s first few ‘tweets’ were rather awkward, however, it appears as though he is getting used to the site. Yesterday, he used the site to tell all his 136,087 followers that the search engine Google is a “piracy leader”.
The News Corp Executive tweeted: “Piracy leader is Google who streams movies free, sells advts around them. No wonder pouring millions into lobbying”
A short time later, he tweeted: “Film making risky as hell. This has led to less, hurting writers, actors, all concerned”
The comments against the search engine were some of many since Murdoch launched his Twitter account on January 1st.
For example, Mr Murdoch created more problems for himself after tweeting about the UK’s bank holiday: “Maybe Brits have too many holidays for [a] broke country!”
He deleted the comment shortly afterwards but was too late to prevent hundreds of other users retweeting the comment. Several of whom noted that Mr Murdoch was on the Caribbean island of Saint Barthelemy at the time and added the hashtag #murdochdeleted tweets.
The media tycoon initially only followed four people, one of which was Lord Alan Sugar. However, Murdoch was quick to ‘unfollow’ Sugar as the entrepreneur tweeted: “I wonder if my old pal @rupertmurdoch is eying up Twitter to buy or invest in it. He missed out on Facebook and My Space.. not a great deal”.
Sensing a snub, Lord Sugar then tweeted: “@rupertmurdoch Why did you un follow me did you see too many press articles saying you only follow 4 people one of which was me ??”