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Paul Krugman Isnít on Twitter Because He Canít Control His Inner Demons
New York Magazine ^ | Dan Amira

Posted on 09/13/2013 10:10:02 AM PDT by nickcarraway

Edited on 09/13/2013 10:13:17 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Holding back the demons.

For the Olds of the New York Times, writing about the dangers and flaws of Twitter is becoming something of an obsession. First there was executive editor Bill Keller, who bemoaned that Twitter is "nibbling away at our attention spans" and "displacing real rapport and real conversation." Next up was columnist Joe Nocera, who avoids Twitter because people might say mean things to him. Today it's Paul Krugman's turn.


(Excerpt) Read more at nymag.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: New York
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1 posted on 09/13/2013 10:10:02 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Or he can’t control his thumbs while they are in his mouth?......


2 posted on 09/13/2013 10:25:22 AM PDT by Red Badger (It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. .....Voltaire)
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To: nickcarraway

Meh...Krugman (or his tripe) is (or was) on Twitter under @NYTimesKrugman


3 posted on 09/13/2013 10:27:56 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: nickcarraway
FTA (Krugman): "I don’t think I have any demons like that, but who knows?" (emphasis in the original)

You highlighted the correct word, Mr. Krugman

4 posted on 09/13/2013 10:39:28 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: nickcarraway

One problem I have with twitter: I use it to announce updates to my blog (usually new comics) and I generally direct people to respond on the blog. It gets a lot of traffic,but there isn’t a lot of dialogue. Someone retweeted my link this morning and someone else responded with 6 tweets. One wasnt sufficient. He’s an educator, mind you, and should know better.

I was going to respond, but I keep responses to under 140 characters — less because of the user IDs. I don’t like multiple tweets. And, of course,I’d prefer to respond on the blog because that’s why it’s there. But I have to wait for the conversation start.


5 posted on 09/13/2013 11:27:41 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

comics?


6 posted on 09/13/2013 11:28:40 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: nickcarraway

iirc the comments sections of Krugman’s op eds were shut down at one point because he’d actually wade into fights with people challenging his assertions and go berserk upon getting his a&& kicked.

The guy is allegedly very thin skinned and HATES being challenged. Not that it shows through in his pieces (sarc) ...


7 posted on 09/13/2013 11:35:05 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: nickcarraway

One of the commenters at the article came up with the real reason Paul won’t tweet.


On Twitter, if you have thousands
of followers (as Krugman most certainly would),
you will have every kind of agenda reacting to
everything you say...

In other words, unlike on his blog where he exerts iron control on the comments, on twitter he can’t control the responses to his ponderings.


8 posted on 09/13/2013 11:46:06 AM PDT by pluvmantelo (No blood for Obama's Intemperate Linedrawing)
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To: GeronL

I’m a math teacher. Matey/geeky/school life comic strips. I would hope that some of them would lead to a discussion, but not in twitter.


9 posted on 09/13/2013 11:49:57 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: pluvmantelo

Most definitely.


10 posted on 09/13/2013 12:28:39 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Tanniker Smith
I’m a math teacher. Matey/geeky/school life comic strips.

I hope you include xkcd. And the companion site: What If?

There is also PhD, but that is more about graduate school politics.

11 posted on 09/13/2013 1:21:44 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Red Badger

Or up his ass.


12 posted on 09/13/2013 5:01:16 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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