Quite a few reporters have urged me to fight Twitter, but I think the account survives as a testament to the limits of using any social network. No one should be under the impression they own their social accounts.
Emphasis mine. And remember it.
Covering the news of it is a little more interesting, but you can’t get by a certain sub-story. This picture is worth more words than diving in on it, though:
(via Mediaite on Tumblr)
Oh, Reuters Hulk, that didn’t take long.
Context: this slightly over the top, and all caps, reaction to the Supreme Court ruling on Arizona’s controversial immigration law. The reaction got panned a little since the other wire service counted it as a win in the other direction.
Via Universal Hub, Dan Rowinski notices something fascinating buried in the ICANN TLD requests:
The Boston Globe has applied for the domain registry .Boston throught the ICANN generic top level domain application program.—
(@Dan_Rowinski) June 13, 2012
Adam at UH talks a bit more about the business model:
And like Fenway bricks, the Globe will seek to sell personalized domains to Bostonians, who, being proud of their city, will rush to buy them. But non-locals need not fret – the Globe says it’ll sell a .boston address to anybody who wants one, such as people who want the world to know they’re moving to Boston or just enjoy the city.
Journalism be saved!
I dunno, I think he nailed it.
Passionate and interesting argument from Tom Benson, owner of the New Orleans Saints:
It is hard for me to imagine no Times-Picayune on Monday, February 4, 2013, the day after our city hosts Super Bowl XLVII. Cities like ours deserve, and have, at least one daily paper. A city that will celebrate 300 years as a city deserves a daily newspaper.
I understand the need to embrace the evolving technology that comes with the digital media. However, I see on a daily basis the need to have a vibrant newspaper in the hands of those that have made it a daily habit to pick up the paper and read it from cover-to-cover. I proudly count myself in that number and have for much of my life. Our city needs and deserves the Times-Picayune to remain a daily newspaper, which will work hand-in-hand with your digital storytelling ventures.
I don’t know if I agree that the lack of tangible paper to hold on will change the coverage, but you can’t hand the Super Bowl MVP a Tablet to hold up with the hometown headline (actually, yes you can).