can you pray for things that you make fun of?
One of the things that I love to rant about is news. I mean seriously – if the news shows gets their information from Twitter and ustream, why couldn’t I just get that same information and make my own news show. Well, I could do it, but then no one would watch it. But still,
Watching the news drives me crazy – well, maybe not the whole time, but typically when they have those news stories that are the filler stories. You know – dancing cats or lasagna recipes – that’s not news. What drives me even more bonkers is when the news uses social media to get it’s news.
This is what happens when everyone looks to Twitter for their news. We are publishing fools. What can be so important that we need to tell our followers?
That’s right. Our earthquake yesterday was the biggest in the past 18 years. There has been so many aftershocks with one just happening around 6:30ish this morning (about 38 minutes ago). It was a 7. 2 magnitude earthquake. The USGS was saying that an earthquake of that magnitude had to have activity along the fault
We just had a pretty big earthquake and I got a text from my brother asking how we were doing. He tells me that he saw it on Facebook and wanted to know if we were alright. Then as I’m checking out facebook and twitter – I see a tweet about how CNN got their
If you know of anyone that doubts the power of Twitter (I know a few), just point them to the way that the news channels are using them. In Chile, the earthquake was much stronger than the one in Haiti, but there just weren’t as many people in the area so not as many died.
I love that the news that I’m watching is watching twitter and the blogs for the latest breaking (pardon the pun) news. The whole segment is on the tweets that they’re watching in order to get the latest news. You can rely on the news, but just know that the news relies on twitter to
This was a line that the dj on the radio program that I listen to in the morning said. She came out and said, “I don’t know if this is true….”, but what she put it out that just as if it was true. News has always been so interesting to me. The news has