when you say something nice, be prepared to be met with a rainbow of defenses. but remember it’s a rainbow.
— zefrank (@zefrank)
We are more and more likely to turn to the advice of trusted friends in deciding “what to read, watch or listen to” rather than rely on impersonal and arguably more fallible media kingdoms whose power can give a megaphone to someone like, say, Judith Miller.
That’s why Twitter is fun: you’re hearing from a source.
Is there a point, in other words, when large news organizations, whether a national newspaper like the Times or the Journal, or a network like CNN, become synonymous with corporate sclerosis, as well as unsustainable, in the face of more nimble (and potentially more profitable) competitors?
The bigger you are, the further you get from the beat.
I wonder if they can calculate how many clicks this will save? From the Twitter blog:
Links: Click a URL in a Tweet to go directly to that website from any timeline and get to content highlighted on Twitter faster. (Previously, when you tapped any part of a Tweet, it would first expand and then a second click was required to get to the website.)
There are some other nice improvements in this release. More details in the full blog post.