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Twitter: Narrate your life, in 140 characters or less...

Twitter: Narrate your life, in 140 characters or less...

Twitter opens another window to the world

Whether Twitter is simply enjoying its extended 15 minutes of fame or is around for good might be debatable, but what cannot be denied is that while it is here it has it uses.  The mainstream media for one have certainly embraced it, catapulting Twitter into the public psyche thanks to the spotlight many national newspapers have put on the micro-blogging site’s coverage of the Iran elections. 

You get the feeling no one, least of all the Twitter honchos, know exactly how the site can carve itself a niche as a breaking news website, but many newspapers were happy to use it nonetheless — even if it meant quoting from Twitter feeds that had not been verified, say, for instance, a certain David Miliband’s comments on Michael Jackson’s death. Unfortunately for the Times, it turns out David Miliband doesn’t even have a Twitter account. Which, for those who think Gordon Brown should quit jabbering on about Susan Boyle and actually do some proper political work, is probably a relief.

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June 28, 2009 Posted by | Weekly Musings | Leave a comment