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In the Television section of The New York Times, Alessandra Stanley questions the need for all this inane Tweeting, especially from TV news personalities. It’s tempting to dismiss Twitter fever as a passing fad, the Pokémon of the blogosphere. But it’s beginning to look more like yet another gateway drug to full-blown media narcissism. Those […]
In related Twittereze, The Los Angeles Times shows evidence of the company’s “founding document” as if Twitter was a nation, not a short messaging service.
A reporter for The Sunday Times of London asked a handful of psychologists to analyze why people use Twitter. The scientists came back with some pretty damning reasons. Like this one, from clinical psychologist Oliver James. “Twittering stems from a lack of identity. It’s a constant update of who you are, what you are, where […]
“One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit.” – Harry G. Frankfurt Hoffman/Lewis President, Bob Hoffman, thinks Twitter is “the narcissistic keeping in touch with the feckless.” let that sink in for a moment Naturally, the Twitterati ventured over to The Ad Contrarian’s site to set the […]
John Borthwick, an investor in Twitter, sees Twitter’s real time search as the stone capable of slaying Google the Search Giant. Reflecting on a three-day training session at AOL back in the day, Borthwick writes: He (Clay Christensen) said time and time again disruptive business confuse adjacent innovation for disruptive innovation. They think they are […]
Virginia Heffernan is one of my favorite writers at The New York Times, along with Rob Walker and a few others. She writes for the Sunday Magazine and also keeps a blog up. Today she strolls down Facebook Update Lane. Her friend Lizzie, a poet, has a theory about this new literary form. “Unlike ALL […]