June 16, 2009

Twitter Saves The World

First, the obvious.

Twitterers in Iran have been sending us some pretty amazing stuff about what's going on there. This is the kind of unfiltered, real time, first-hand citizen reportage that is compelling in a way that traditional news sources rarely are. It was impossible before the internet.

Now the gripe.

The way some twitter maniacs are using this as a kind of justification for the idiotic goings on that represent 99% of the activity on Twitter is a joke. It's like equating my grocery list to a Hemingway novel because we both used a pencil.

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