Credit: BBC via Netflix Matthew Hockman, known on Twitter as @matthops82, joins us to talk about TV shows and what life outside of Twitter is like—as well as what Twitter looks like now to...
Paradox Podcast Episode 56: Real Americans, the GOP Healthcare Bill and Crumb Coats (with Guest Kemberlee Kaye)
Kemberlee Kaye, Legal Insurrection editor and baker extraordinaire, joined us this week to talk about the GOP healthcare bill disaster, analyze why Republicans failed to reach everyday Americans, and answer the all-important frosting vs. fondant...
Twitter is a vast and glorious place and one of the wonderful things about it is the many different ways people can use it. Some people use Twitter to shout their opinions to the world, while others use it to talk quietly among friends.
But when it comes to reporting, how should journalists use it?
At the moment, we’re using it all wrong. We’re grabbing random tweets, isolated conversations locked into a 140-character limit, and using them to drive whatever story we want. We need to stop. So the Paradox team decided we needed some rules for using Twitter as a foundation for our stories.
There are strangely a lot of anti-joy advocates. Especially with social media like Twitter, there is no lack of opinion on what we should enjoy or what tastes make us good or bad people.
Twitter is never going to be Facebook … in a good way. The platform’s strength doesn’t lie in collecting as many users as possible; instead, Twitter is a home for great content, giving us everything from breaking news to behind-the-scenes moments with celebrities to pithy hilarity from strangers worldwide.
I think breaking through to heaven will be—in an infinitely more glorious fashion—akin to meeting someone you know only from Twitter.