Twitter, is it a publishing tool or a communication platform? This new darling of social networking has become a primary method of social network communication. Yet, Twitter is unique to others in this social networking revolution as it’s instantaneous micro-blogging, confined to just 140 characters of text.
Twitterers are the new pirates commandeering industrial media institutions. These young technological socialites are using Twitter to play an important role in breaking news stories in the digital age. The US airways flight that crashed into the Hudson river was first broken on Twitter almost half an hour before it was broken by the conventional methods of communication.
Instantaneous Twitter may be but its 140 characters of text don’t fulfil the in-depth coverage the 24-hour news generation crave.