Alex Beam of the Boston Globe published an article in yesterday’s paper about the uselessness of Twitter. I don’t know the backstory behind that assignment. I wish I did. As an avid Twitter user, it would help me understand better where he was coming from so I could react appropriately.
However, without that background, I was saddened by his quick brush-off of a medium that is pushing consumer journalism into a new era at a rapid pace. (Or maybe that was his goal – to maintain print journalism’s relevancy by brushing off Twitter as a fad for teens.)
I was also highly amused by his reflection that only teens use the site – at 27, I feel like one of the youngest users on the social network!
See what Twitterverse has to say about it. What’s your reaction to the article?