There's an interesting debate over at Fred Wilson's blog about whether Twittering, or blogging, represents journalism. My take on it is that they *both* do.
One definition of Journalism is the "gathering, writing, and reporting of news." Under this broad definition, it seems like both Twitter and Blogging represent different kinds of journalism. Two points on a spectrum of understanding.
"What?" you might say. "Isn't Twittering reserved for naval gazing mutterings of individuals who 'report' nothing more than mundane banalities of their lives?" That might be true. On the other hand, that kind of value statement judges the medium based on content of what's being said, not the medium itself.
After all, haven't the early criticisms of blogs been in the same vein?
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