Skip to comments.The Twitter Revolution
Posted on 07/21/2010 6:30:49 AM PDT by combat_boots
Articles about Twitter: Since the popular social media tool Twitter debuted in March 2006 as a free, social-networking, microblogging Internet service via which users send text updates, known as tweets, Twitter has grown into a communication phenomenon.
Technically speaking, Twitter is a microblogging system that is a real-time short messaging service that works over multiple networks and devices. It's a device agnostic message routing system with some social networking features. By accepting messages from sms, web, mobile web, instant message, or third party API projects, tweets can be sent via mobile texting, instant message, or the web.
How does it work? The Twitter website simply asks the question, "What are you doing?" That question could be answered in a word or two, but usually is answered with a longer brief message. Tweets are limited to 140 characters. Users follow the stream of tweets from others they select.
Hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles have been written since 2006 about the Twitter phenomenon. This is not a list of all those articles, Rather, this annotated bibliography is a reverse-chronological list of those articles most pertinent to journalism, public relations and mass media. Each item in this bibliography has an annotation a brief description of what each article is about intended to help you decide whether to read the article.
As Twitter says, "In countries all around the world, people follow the sources most relevant to them and access information via Twitter as it happens from breaking world news to updates from friends."
The news stories below show how Twitter suddenly has come from nowhere to become extraordinarily important in international news gathering.
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They named it “Twitter” because most users can’t spell IncessantPrattle.com
“They named it Twitter because most users cant spell IncessantPrattle.com”
Never been there, but I am now an old fart.
While I was on the internet from day one, I just lost interest in trying all the newbie gizomo sites.
I do, however, play Farmville on my girlfriends Facebook, haha
I think I have a page and profile there, but I dunno how to find it !!!
My point in posting is that Twitter provides mass dissemination of news. The Las Vegas Review Journal, along with FR, have twitter accounts. Ergo, mass dissemination of both information sources is a valid dissemination source for articles and postings. Thus, the LVRJ has no case, at least on grounds of equity if not in black letter law, for a suit against FR.
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