Twitter has journalists chirping
As journalists learn about Twitter and how they can use it, they also write more about it. In the past day alone, there have been a handful of stories about Twitter.
The Miami Herald wrote about CNN’s Washington bureau chief David Bohrman talking about the importance of newer technologies like Twitter and YouTube. Bohrman said CNN has been using YouTube and Twitter to attract the more elusive younger audience, and had great success with the presidential-primary debates.
The Financial Times, meanwhile, writes a novella-length piece on Twitter that asks whether the “trendy little short-message service really be the next YouTube or Facebook?”
And then, as search giant Google sent out its first official Tweet yesterday, bloggers and reporters began speculating madly about whether Google might buy the micro-blogging site. PC World wondered if Google will pull a YouTube on Twitter, while San Jose Mercury News’s Chris O’Brien discussed whether Twitter could actually become a threat to Google.
Meanwhile, guess who’s on Twitter now?
Keep an eye on:
- Sony Corp CEO Howard Stringer takes direct control of its ailing electronics arm. (Reuters)
- Could this be the year of Thomson Reuters? (Silicon Alley Insider)
- Billionaire Richard Li is planning to set up a new online financial news venture in China. (Bloomberg)
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