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Twitter goddamn useless: the WWW equivalent of scribbling on the bathroom wall

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Starman, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Hey I heard your girlfriend is a slut

    Oh yeah well your sister sucked a dick and I heard your brother is the #BostonMarathonBomber

    Citizen Journalism!!!!!
  2. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    I'm confident that the most-used non-curse word on Twitter is "Wow" or "Whoa." It's indisputably No. 1 for sportswriters.
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    What does CNN, Fox, the Boston Globe, and many other legacy news outlets screwing up have to do with Twitter?
  4. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Twitter fuels the white-noise machine and provides pressure to go public instantly with every scrap of concocted and unconfirmed pseudo-information.
  5. mrbigles01

    mrbigles01 Member

    This. Blaming this on twitter is tone deaf and belies a lack of understand of what social media is and how it can be used effectively. Lazy.
  6. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Bah. I say it's pretty damned handy.
  7. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Yeah well somebody just tweeted your sister is a slut.
  8. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

  9. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    But when Irresponsible TV News Organization puts out a bad report, you can bet on the screen there's a hashtag-whatever encouraging people to "join the conversation," er, peddle the bad report and therefore turn a shitstorm into a bigger shitstorm.

    Like I read somewhere, Twitter is great for the first five minutes of a crisis and then worthless for the next 24 hours.
  10. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    That's a good description.

    "Hey, something just happened at ----------!"

    Cool. Now, get off the site and try to find out what DID happen.
  11. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    Ban me if you want. I'm outing Starman.

  12. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Twitter isn't the problem. It's morons who don't exercise good judgment in using it. Ninety-nine percent of it is in the race to be first instead of being right.
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