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Are the media getting Twitchy ?

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Just a quick one –

Saw this “Have your say – Does Twitter Matter ?” on the BBC site yesterday (arising out of Stephen’s Fry’s dither about whether to stay with Twitter or not) – most comments predictably saying how much they detest Twitter and how they’re not interested in whether we’ve just made a cup of tea or not (see my earlier blog – They just don’t get Twitter do they ?).

Also saw this today on the Guardian/Observer ‘s ‘Comment is Free’ website, from Nick Cohen Beware the instant online anger of the HobNob mob – which is a rather more longwinded and round-a-bout swipe at Twitter.

I can’t help but think that some people in the “traditional” news media are getting a wee bit scared that Twitter (and of course other new media) might actually be challenging their supremacy, and control of the news.

Or should I say – they’re getting “Twitchy ” ?


November 1, 2009 - Posted by | news | , , ,


  1. The Stephen Fry thing making the news amused me.

    It shows that now, much of the traditional media are willing to accept that Twitter is important, but still don’t understand it.

    Comment by Phil | November 1, 2009 | Reply

    • Absolutely, I also think though that Twitter is an interim medium – there will be new ones, perhaps slicker, but for powerful simplicity Twitter is quite amazing at the moment. I love it when people don’t get Twitter

      Comment by northernheckler | November 1, 2009 | Reply

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