Finally getting round to watching Page One: Inside the New York Times, a great documentary following the New York Times as it faces the digital transformation of the media industry, there was a great quote to be highlighted on the real value of twitter.
David Carr, media columnist at the NYT, and a previous Twitter sceptic, had this to say:
“I succumbed partly out of professional necessity.
“Now, nearly a year later, has Twitter turned by brain into mush? No.
“I have a narrative on more things in any given moment than I ever thought possible.
“I get a sense of todays news and how people are reacting to it in the time it takes to wait for a coffee at Starbucks.
“Nearly year in I’ve come to understand that the real value of this circus is listening to a wired collective voice.
“The medium is not the message. The messages are the media.”