Monday, January 21, 2008

twitter as "microjournalism"

None other than the New York Times weighs in on Twitter as a tool for journalists to log mini reports from the presidential campaign trail. It's nice to see the technology behind Twitter being used in productive ways, as it too often resembles riding on a train with everyone talking on cell phones--the signal to noise ratio is often just too damn poor. But it's not a standalone technology for journalism--it can only be truly useful as a supplement to more fleshed out work.