Twitter as news source, and the unthinkable
Twitter is becoming the one stop place for relevant reading these days, especially since I’m way behind with my Google Reader feeds. Today’s most retweeted post, and a required read, must be Clay Shirky‘s long and insightful look at past media revolutions and the one we’re going through right now, Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable.
There’s also a thought-provoking follow-up from Cathy Davidson, asking:
So for the sake of argument, let’s reverse the question: is there something to be gained by the end of newspapers as we know them in this historical moment?