By Stephen Rhodes
On Thursday morning, the world, as we know it, came to an end.
I know this because it was the lead item on radio news on the mid-day broadcast. Not the the economic crisis, Iraq, Afghanistan or even Paula Abdul. Twitter was hacked.
Twitter stopped working for two hours or so and it seems that was sufficiently important to rank numero uno in the newsroom. Maybe it was a slow hour.
Now, I am a big fan of Twitter. I think it’s a great communication tool and I love how it relies on the strength of community as its raison etre.
I don’t get how this digitus interuptus constitutes the top item on the news. It also appears that Facebook, the ying to Twitter’s yang, also had problems because users were flocking there to find out what was wrong with Twitter.
Our preoccupation with the next social trend is interesting. The addiction is newsworthy. A glitch in the twittersphere – not so much.
What do you think?