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The Slippery Slope of Online Journalism

Posted: March 17th, 2010 | Author: | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

I’ll state this right off the bat: I get most of my news from the Twitter and Facebook reactions of the people I follow. When Haiti was shaken by an earthquake, when my congressman resigned, when balloon boy went up into… well, the attic, I was reading about it on Twitter. And frankly, I got most of the news I needed from those 140 character messages. But I like to dig deeper, so I’ll check the headlines on the New York Times (if I’m in the mood for something really watered down, I’ll check the BBC Headlines that are automatically shown by Firefox… you want to talk about hit-or-miss reporting, check that out) or Google News. But picking up a newspaper isn’t going to be in my future. Twitter does it for me. And since I follow a pretty wide array of people/organizations (from @andyroddick to @Prof_S_Hawking to @shitmydadsays), I get a decent mix of news and special interest stories. And today, I came across a link to this article from Toronto’s The Globe And Mail.

I certainly encourage you to read it, but the main idea is this:

In the world of blogs and tweets and anonymous comment, what has come to matter most is the hits a story receives

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