Is Twitter the new blogging?
Is Twitter the new blogging? As I write, I suspect I am already behind the curve and that geeks and nerds are laughing their hollow little hearts out all over cyberspace.
There will be a lot of commentary about how Dan Boyle’s two blogs on his Twitter site on Wednesday night did for Willie O’Dea. Though new media enthusiasts will always point trimphantly to how some miracle was achieved Facebook or Twitter or whatever, all it is is a pretty basic form of communication, with its own benefits but also with its own limits.
I was in Buswell’s Hotel a short while ago covering a press conference. As I left by the lobby I spotted Dermot Ahern, the Minister for Justice, being interviewed by a camera crew.
What was it about? Bankers’ pay? Tiger kidnappings? The Criminal Justice Bill that’s going through the House at the moment?