Many believes Twitter or blogging in general won’t replace journalism. TC Columnist Paul Carr once said:
“While bloggers can own the first five minutes of any breaking story – a plane crash, a fire, a burglary – it’s always going to be the professional reporters who own the next five days, or five weeks.”
And I must admit – He’s right.
But while I’m not looking for an event’s full story on Twitter or a blog (perhaps the Criticism part of it) –
I Am looking for the Real-Time journalism.
As a breaking story only lasts 5 minuets as Paul said, People reaction or response to any related to them lasts for good.
Getting the word of an Athlete, Singer or Politician was something an Interviewing Journalist might kill for.
|“Just Tweeted about it”|
That was exclusivity you were lucky to get as an interviewing media person, and something the “people” waited for, and had the patient to wait for hours or days.
I never finish an article about any famous (or less famous) person without reaching for his or her reaction.
sometimes I even want to hear his reaction regards the article itself…
And with over 32,000 verified accounts and Twitter (and hundreds of thousands of non verified) and hundreds of millions of total followers – this mission just got so easier.
No more deceptive or partial information, no more delayed and irrelevant responses.
Just a short tweet, which actually lasts much more than 5 minutes, days, weeks, or even months.
Have you ever thought how many Retweets Muhammad Ali would have received for Tweeting: “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”?