And if I'd read about this on April 1st, I'd have thought the whole thing was a giant April Fool's prank. But, apparently, Louise Mensch, MP, is venturing in to the world of social media by launching a rival service to Twitter.
Britain's children have lost the fine art of socialising. A whole generation has been brought up with their heads in laptops, furiously typing away, oblivious to the world around them. If you - like me - have not already surrendered to the beast, you are considered an alien.
So is that it? Is it the return of the end of history? Has the Arab Spring proved that new social media will blow the lid on closed political systems? Are Twitter and Facebook, as Hilary Clinton's advisor has labelled them, "The Che Guevara of the 21st Century", only with bigger IPOs?