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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 Well-Known 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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