Monday, October 27, 2008

Is Twitter a passing fad?

Poynter's Romanesko e-mailed this Advertising Age article as part of his daily update today, so here it is, at least one critical discussion of Twitter as a reporting tool, drawing upon the Rocky Mountain News' Twittered coverage of the funeral of a three-year-old boy.

The Rocky drew a ton of criticism from its readers for using the micro-blogging tool to "Twitter" details in short bursts.

Advertising Age also asks the central question about Twitter that haunts so many other online ventures: Will it ever make enough money to keep it afloat?

What do y'all think?

1 comment:

flipflopsnrain said...

Twitter's been so overrun by people trying to market their products; it’s hard to use it just fun or functionality. Twittering at a funeral isn’t exactly what I would call appropriate, but I’ve seen people twitter the debates and other things and that works pretty well. Otherwise, I think twitter is getting a lot more hype that it really is worth.

-Leslie