In the wake of OBL’s death and President’s Obama’s announcement, it is hardly a surprise the airwaves and new new media – Twitter and Facebook for example are full of soundbites. What is missing – coherent context and analysis. It seems that that Twitter has only exacerbated the soundbite phenomenon. As good friend Paul Kedrosky wrote: “The curse of social media & breaking news: Twitter is almost entirely unusable today — polluted with tick-tocks, snap analyses, etc.”
There is absolutely nothing new in the My colleague Stacey Higginbotham lays out the 7 Stages of News in the Twitter and Facebook Era and real analysis is the last stage. As I said earlier, in the age of Twitter, what we need is context. Badly, I might add. We are not getting it anytime soon. Maybe there is hope for those long form publications after all 🙂 I guess, I am waiting for grown-up media (New Yorker, Atlantic, Economist) to weigh in!