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Twitter and media quickitude

March 25, 2009

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)

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  1. March 25, 2009 at 08:15 | #1

    Midwest and Mountain times zones, yes.

  2. Les
    March 25, 2009 at 09:39 | #2

    It also depends on the channel. Here in the Metro Detroit area the Fox affiliate, Channel 2, does news at 10 and 11PM where as NBC and ABC are the standard 11PM. The CBS affiliate, since being ousted from Chanel 2 to Channel 62 years back, hasn’t had a proper news show since. Though they do have a quick weather report at 11PM.

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