Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Twitter, Twitter everywhere

The vacation buzz now long gone, I've seen two stories today about Twitter.  One remarkable.  The other despicable.

On the remarkable side is this story about an astronaut aboard the International Space Station who shot a picture of Hurricane Earl and tweeted it back to Earth.  Some reception they get there.

On the despicable side, I saw a  headline about a Twitter hoax and thought it was about the ISS photo.  Turns out, it was a sports reporter at my least favorite publication, the Washington Pravda, who, supposedly to make a point, put out a fabricated tweet about a five-game suspension for Ben Rothlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers.  With reporters like that, it's no wonder the Post, and most mainstream papers, are tanking.

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