1. With less than four weeks until Scotland’s historic independence referendum, Brian Taylor, BBC Scotland’s politics editor, is a busy man.
He’s been appearing on TV screens daily, as well as updating his blog. He’s a well-respected and experienced journalist, having reported on Scotland’s referendums in 1979 and 1997 for The Press and Journal in Aberdeen.
4. He has more followers than OneTweetPete, who, as the name suggests, sent just this one tweet, back in 2011.
7. This means that people – particularly Ern Malley – have been able to list all sorts of things that @TannadiceLad SHOULD reveal on Twitter.
9. There was the time @TannadiceLad summed up the glories of England’s football team this summer.
10. Tweeters have often referred to his “withering responses” to current issues on Twitter.
11. Some people appear to think that he deleted all his tweets for some reason (he hasn’t).
12. One running joke is that he has posted loads of tweets, but they were all so controversial, he had to immediately delete them.
14. One person even speculated that the whole thing might be an elaborate art prank.
15. Or maybe a Zen-like meditation on calmness.
16. His CONTROVERSIAL style is too much for some.
18. But with 4,000 followers, maybe he’s doing something right.
19. And with the big independence vote almost upon us, people on both sides of the border are wondering if and when he will finally tweet something.
20. We contacted Taylor to ask a) if he’s at all aware that he’s become a sort of Twitter meme, and b) if he plans on tweeting soon.
There will be an update if we hear anything.
Although they have been held to decide different things, the last Scottish referendum was in 1997, and not, as we said, in 1979.