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Rocky Mountain News "tweets" dead boy's funeral, now (thankfully) being savaged

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Jersey_Guy, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. Jersey_Guy

    Jersey_Guy Active Member

    ... and somewhere in Florida Jessica DaSilva will insist we just don't get it.

    Elsewhere, of course, those who understand what journalism is let the horror speak for itself. From The Colorado Independent:

    There are few things, incidentally, as dumb as grown men and women who claim to be professionals using the term tweeting.

    Full link:

    http://www.coloradoindependent.com/7717/rmn-tweets-the-funeral-of-3-year-old-boy/
     
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Wow... just wow...
     
  3. king cranium maximus IV

    king cranium maximus IV Active Member

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    Wave of the FUTURE! Wave of the FUTURE! Wave of the FUTURE!
     
  4. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Abominable.
     
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Jobs should be lost immediately.
     
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I have just one question: How many hits did they get?
     
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Probably a zillion. Who cares? Fire everybody involved with this.
     
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    It's the future. Get on board.
     
  9. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    Shameful. Absolutely shameful.
     
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I'm just in shock.
     
  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Seriously, I think some of our online friends get carried away with the idea that they CAN do something. The idea of whether they SHOULD do it or if it provides any meaningful information to anyone doesn't register.

    Taste issues aside, this sounds like any other funeral. Big deal.

    I do think this kind of "reporting" can be very useful in the right circumstances, though.
     
  12. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Re: Rocky Mountain News "tweets" dead boy's funeral, now (thankfully) being sava

    Some guy at my paper thinks Facebook and Twitter are the future. Of course he is in ad sales and doesn't understand that just because you can do something doesn't mean you should.

    ACE - you beat my last point that I made by a second, darn you.
     
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