Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Quickie: This is Your Mind On Twitter

Fun! Columbia Journalism Review notes that you can make any headline suddenly fashionable and timely simply by adding "On Twitter" to it. Let's try it with today's Washington Post:

  • Specter Leaves GOP, Shifting Senate Balance On Twitter
  • A Tense Beginning For Obama's Agenda On Twitter
  • Experts Study Flu's Variations On Twitter
  • Little Boy at the Center of Storm On Twitter
  • Nonprofits Depart United Way On Twitter
  • Specter's Earthquake On Twitter
  • U.S. Is a Reluctant Shareholder On Twitter
  • Council Reworks Fenty's Budget On Twitter
  • Capitals Finish Off the Rangers On Twitter
  • Tracking Flu Fever On Twitter

It works! Lo, I have seen the future of journalism.


Lulu Maude said...

I hate the word Twitter. It's something that twits do.

Madduane said...

Oops. Faux pas. On twitter.

HRH King Friday XIII, Ret. said...

Twitter is the worst thing for information sharing since PowerPoint.

dguzman said...

Can't be any worse than the "journalism" we're getting now!

Christopher said...

Ooh this is fun! Like adding "in bed" to fortune cookie fortunes!

drew in sf said...

I just sent a twitter to my facebook status message to announce how sick I am hearing about twitter and facebook. I get the feeling that might be akin to dividing by zero.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Oh no, Pony.
I was hoping you'd never mention Twitter.
I still haven't gotten over hating Facebook and now this shit comes a long.

whatdafuq said...

Egypt orders pig cull...on twitter

Matty Boy said...

King Friday XIII is absolutely correct to remind us of the evil that is PowerPoint.

Power corrupts and PowerPoint corrupts absolutely.