Twitter’s Limitations

I would have titled this The Trou­ble With Twit­ter (clear­ly the best pos­si­ble title), but Michael Crow­ley at The New Repub­lic’s blog The Plank beat me to the title. Michael links to Joshua Kucer­a’s post at trueslant.com which seeks to doc­u­ment some of the dis­in­for­ma­tion that has come out of Iran via Twit­ter in the past few days .

Actu­al news­gath­er­ing media still has a place in the world.

2 thoughts on “Twitter’s Limitations”

  1. Rich;

    Unfor­tu­nate­ly the prob­lem lies with the peo­ple that input the data, whether it be on Twit­ter, in their own blogs (present com­pa­ny except­ed) or major news sites (all of them).

    Indi­vid­u­als that tweet the info referred to in Joshua’s post seem to make the point of main­stream media — it’s all about the fan­tas­tic and the gory, right?

    Hey, you don’t go to the bull­fight for the red cape, you go for the antic­i­pa­tion of…

  2. Actu­al­ly, I don’t go to bull­fights. Or races. And I am not pleased when fights break out in the sports I do watch.

    I think there are news orga­ni­za­tions that are usu­al­ly trust­wor­thy (I like Nation­al Pub­lic Radio). Of course, it is always up to the con­sumer to crit­i­cal­ly con­sid­er if the info being giv­en makes sense and if the provider is trustworthy.

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