Comments on: Twitter has journalists chirping http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/02/27/twitter-has-journalists-chirping/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Jim Mortleman http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/02/27/twitter-has-journalists-chirping/#comment-356272 Sat, 28 Feb 2009 01:10:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=14992#comment-356272 If journalists sense something more here than the latest geek or celeb-spotting fad, they’d be right. Twitter is the glue that sticks all the conversations and bits of information and media on the Internet together, ensuring they reach the people who might be interested in them, at the time they’re needed, on whatever device they’re using. I’ve been using the service since June 2007 and so a lot of newly Twittering business and journalistic associates have been asking me what all the fuss is about. I couldn’t fit the answer in a 140-character tweet. Indeed, it took me a whopping 3000 words to explain what the service is and why it’s important. My response, “Twitter without the twaddle” is at:http://mortleman.net/?p=31It’s irrelevent whether Twitter ends up the dominant ‘market player’ – the fact is a system (or set of interconnecting systems) that does what Twitter does, and builds on it, will now always exist – the public will demand it – and it’s going to change fundamentally the way we connect, communicate, collaborate, organise and work.

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