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?