Twitter – Self-Publishing at its Finest

  • June 18, 2010
  • Starr Million Baker

I saw this article by @suzannechoney and my mouth dropped open – how wildly inappropriate! But after the initial freak out, I thought to myself “Why would I be okay reading this in a newspaper and not on Twitter?” It’s news either way. Twitter – in my head up until this point – has been a place for sharing links to news stories, not where the story itself is written. Yes, there have been books written 100% from tweets and yes, of course, reporters and writers use it every day to share their thoughts. But “I just gave the go ahead to Corrections Director to proceed with Gardner’s execution.” That’s 100% news happening at that moment. Self-publishing at its core. Hardcore.