Recently, Twitter has taken the World Wide Web by storm. The media has caught up with the trend as fast as the hini flu. (In case you are wondering what hini is, it is H1N1, aka Influenza Type-A, aka swine flu)
I have no complaints with emerging ‘technologies’ to spread news/information fast, but things should be done correctly. What I am talking about is the integrity of journalism. I will not mind if I am reading updates about personal life and not-so-formal information, but to cover a court case involving the fate of a whole state, thou shalt not tweet. Or at least not in ‘Internet Shorthand’. See what I mean here. (update: the Twitter account was removed shortly after the court case was adjourned for the day)
I am very disappointed at how The Star was reporting the proceedings from the courtroom, and I wonder if it takes time for you to register what you are reading. Call me old fashioned, but I prefer proper English. Sometimes I doubt if the Chief Editor ever goes through EVERYTHING that got published, because typos are everywhere. (Okay, the word processor’s spell-checker should have picked that up, but sometimes we rely too much on technology.)
I used to have the Twitter widget on this blog, if you have been following, and it got removed a week later. Reason? I do not see a point offerring my latest whereabous or projects for your leisure. If you are really concerned about me, give me a call, send me an email or sms, I will gladly tell you what is going on. At least we get to interact with each other. So we should stop relying so much on technology.
Therefore, the answer to the above question is: not to tweet.