1. Demonstrate the power and relevance of Twitter as an outlet for “media.”
2. The blog post allows for more than the 140 characters on Twitter that I need.
The TV here has been on for 45 minutes and nothing has been mentioned or shown other than Osama bin Laden. The death. The killing. The photos. It goes on and on and on.
I mean come on. It happened OVER a week ago and this is the only relevant, current and most interesting news now?! What about the good in the world that happened today here or anywhere else in the world? Are we that desperate as a society for fear and drama we have to relive this event from a week ago which for many of us relives the event from almost 10 years ago?
That’s where Twitter comes in. Last week, within minutes of this event – it spread like wildfire on Twitter. The concentrated amount of activity and insight and comments on the event was powerful. And then, we collectively moved on. By the time Monday morning rolled around, we were discussing and talking about the most current and relevant media topic at at that time. Twitter moves that fast because the conversation aspect of the platform demands it. We have no time to talk about “what was” – only “what is.”
They should create “Twitter TV” and have it be a live-stream of the most relevant tweets at that time and blast it in airports instead of CNN. I’d watch – and listen. Maybe even TIVO it!
Until next time… Learn It, Love It, Live It!