Twitter and media quickitude
Overheard last night from the glowing box in the living room:
“Storms move on, cold moves in – details at ten!”
…which guarantees I won’t be watching at ten*. Because really, the guy waving his hands in front of a blue screen doesn’t add that much to the part I wanted, which I overheard from another room. Will it rain for days? Will the temperature change? Stripped of all the overhead, it seems like information perfectly suited to “Twitter”.
Some topics call for more detail. Can the same media serve both? How?
*(“Ten” means “Eleven” in the midWest)