Saturday, February 28, 2009

The TV Watch - Media’s Big Names Can’t Resist Twitter - NYTimes.com

See the full article for more discouraging details…

Some argue that Twitter has value as a news source, and note that the first snapshots of the Turkish Airlines jet after it crashed near Amsterdam on Wednesday were transmitted via Twitter. But those crash photos could have gotten out just as quickly if sent by cellphone to another Web site. It’s tempting to dismiss Twitter fever as a passing fad, the Pok√©mon of the blogosphere. But it’s beginning to look more like yet another gateway drug to full-blown media narcissism.

The TV Watch - Media’s Big Names Can’t Resist Twitter - NYTimes.com

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