By Rebecca Greenfield – The two most damning falsehoods of the Boston frenzy—the unapologetic New York Post cover and the misbegotten outing of a 22-year-old missing Brown student—left many real-time enablers regretful, including many powerful Twitter users.
Just think of all the places a tweet will go: Your feed, your followers’ feeds, then—if it’s retweeted—to their followers feeds. And then there are all the apps and clients that serve all these functions on top of that. Going through each feed and inbox to change that data attached to each message would be a “dicey prospect,” says Evan Prodromou, founder of Status.Net, an opensourced social service. more> http://tinyurl.com/d2f3fzd
- Analysis: Truth and consequences – a dilemma for Twitter and its users, Gerry Shih, Reuters
- The Medium of the Moment, Matt Buchanan, New Yorker
- The One Function Twitter Desperately Needs, Mat Honan, Wired.com