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Why twitter's interesting - Grin with cat attached
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Why twitter's interesting Apr. 3rd, 2009 11:03 am
Just had an interesting conversation with Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Channel 4 Newsreader. It started when he commented:



For which he obviously got some flack, as it was shortly followed by:



which then turned into a brief but interesting conversation between he & I:



Not profound, maybe not fascinating, but an unusual & interesting way to give some direct feedback and get the ideas of someone I'd not otherwise have a chance to.

(Some of the appropriate content can be found via http://search.twitter.com/search?q=&ands=&phrase=&ors=from%3Akrishgm+from%3Aparsingphase¬s=&tag=&lang=all&from=&to=&ref=&near=&within=15&units=mi&since=2009-04-03&until=2009-04-03&rpp=15 - but I can't work the search engine well enough to get the exact & full conversation)

From: dreamsewing
Date: April 3rd, 2009 - 11:16 am (Link)
Huhn, interesting perspective on journalists twitterfeed/ers. I am still not sure about Twitter. In news, I do like the Twitter aspect of having a clear timeline, the feeling of less bias/arrangement. Yet at the same time is More biased, coming from single view with their thoughts/emotions very much driving the text. Feels like the Blind Men and the Elephant, and I still like "proper"news stories to bring all the different parts together to form the full picture of the elephant.
From: redcountess
Date: April 3rd, 2009 - 09:35 pm (Link)
I think the Madonna adoption thing is news though - why should she find it easier to adopt than most people (and at an older age than is allowed) because she has the money to go to Africa and pay under the table? It raises serious questions about the ethics involved, developing nations, etc.
From: wechsler
Date: April 4th, 2009 - 08:35 am (Link)
Indeed - and they *did* cover it in this specific way, rather than the celebrity voyeurism it might have been. I was actually quite please by their coverage.