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AR01Between The Tweets20110927

By Jojo Moyes.

First in a series of specially commissioned short stories inspired by the social networking phenomenon, Twitter.

(For non "tweeters", the title derives from Twitter's format where "tweets" - the postings - can be no longer than 140 characters.)

A daytime TV star's reputation hangs in the balance when an anonymous woman accuses him on Twitter of having an affair with her.

Who is the mysterious tweeter, @blonde_becca, and why is she so determined to destroy the celebrity's career? 'Reputation manager' Bella is called in to handle the situation and, using her I.T.

contacts, makes a surprising discovery.

Jojo Moyes is an award-winning author, former newspaper journalist and a regular Tweeter.

Her story title was suggested by one of her Twitter followers.

Read by Claire Knight.

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

A star's career is at risk when gossip about him spreads on Twitter.

Story by Jojo Moyes.

AR02Songbirds20110928

By Oliver Emanuel.

A young man, devastated by a messy relationship break-up, finds solace in bird watching.

Second in a series of specially commissioned short stories inspired by the social networking phenomenon, Twitter.

(For non "tweeters", the series title derives from Twitter's format where "tweets" - the postings - can be no longer than 140 characters.)

Read by Robin Laing.

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

Story by Oliver Emanuel.

A broken heart is healed by the redemptive power of birdsong.

AR03 LASTWould You Like To Reconnect?20110929

By Joanne Harris.

A grieving woman retreats into the world of social networking, finding comfort in the traces left behind there by her dead son.

Then, one afternoon, as she scrolls through her timeline, she receives an unsettling message, apparently sent from beyond the grave.

Last in a series of specially commissioned short stories inspired by the social networking phenomenon, Twitter.

(For non "tweeters", the title derives from Twitter's format where "tweets" - the postings - can be no longer than 140 characters.)

Read by Monica Gibb.

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

A grieving woman receives a Twitter message, sent from beyond the grave.