Twitter & The Present Of News

I just read a Tweet about “Twitter being the future of journalism“. Well, it’s really the “now” of journalism. Right now. Perhaps it’s a great time for one of my favorite Wil Wheaton quips, “I love living in the future”.

Crowdsourcing is one of the greatest pieces of the Internet age. Whether we’re talking about open source software, raising funds, or news, the power of the collective amazes me. The downside stems from volume, and the ability of malevolent players to perform mischief. Yet those voices tend towards discovery with amazing speed.

Hard to gauge how all this will evolve. But the journalistic game changed, radically and permanently. I label this whole phenomena “digitized democracy”. Voices become equalized.

So, just a few random thoughts which I intend to flesh out further. I hope you have wonderful Fridays.

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