The Media’s Reliance on Twitter

A couple weeks ago I pulled a quotation out of a NY Magazine article about how “the publicity Twitter has generated [is] mostly from nervous journalists striving to stay relevant in a free-information age.” This idea has now gotten The Daily Show treatment with Samantha Bee saying the media has gone bonkers for Twitter “because we’re rotting corpses grabbing for any glimmer of relevance.”

Essentially, the media ignored blogs, scoffed at MySpace, and jumped on Facebook too late. They WON’T make the same mistake again. Twitter is their binky and they’re going to ride it to relevance glory 140 characters at a time. By the way, you can follow UnlikelyWords on Twitter, natch.

(Via Fimoculous)

The Media’s Reliance on Twitter

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