Tory MP Louise Mensch, who uses Twitter prolifically, has decided do launch her own rival to the popular social media forum. She has called it ‘’ and unbelievably has tried to insist that the new sites name is not a pun on her own surname.

BBC News says that the site aims to keep conversations on topic and allows 180 character posts – 40 more than Twitter. Seems a bit of a pointless exercise to us, but if you are interested in trying it out, it is currently only available in the US, but is due to launch in the UK in the near future.

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