Poor CNN

  • Bathroom Mike
    Posted at 10:58h, 03 August Reply

    Wow, that is too funny! And yet, as with most things that are too funny, it is too true. The problem arises when the networks only scrape content, though, without adding anything to the conversation. It seems to me that CNN, generally, uses Tweets as a way to reinforce a story or statement they are trying to present (though they do have bollocks sessions too, wherein all they do is post viewer tweets and comments – ugh, I shudder to think of it). Still, this image calls such practices into question. And it also poses some interesting questions as to the future of televised news – do we really need an anchorperson to rattle off newsfeeds, headlines, and tweets to us all day long when savvy people can just collate all that information into a personalized RSS or Reader feed (not to mention aggregators like popurls.com)? With online Readers and RSS, we get all the same stuff, without the noise. CNN will need to step up its game.

  • new ford
    Posted at 11:44h, 05 August Reply

    nice article alonge with much information.

  • ascentive
    Posted at 07:49h, 08 August Reply

    lol. is it really just CNN who is guilty of this? I’m not a fan of CNN in particular but it seems that all of the 24-hour news channels feature long lists of superfluous information and tabloid headlines scrolling across the screen constantly. Maybe occasional references to Twitter isn’t exactly the most egregious thing going on in Cable News at this point, and in fact recently there have been news stories where Twitter was actually a very relevant factor (such as the recent Egyptian revolution where Twitter and Facebook helped them organize to overthrow the regime)!

  • Increase Conversions
    Posted at 08:44h, 08 August Reply

    LOL. @Ascentive – I agree, it’s not just CNN who scrape news stories from Twitter, but that just shows how it has completely changed the news casting landscape – the news corps have no way of keeping up. As they say – if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.

    • bonnie
      Posted at 09:25h, 08 August Reply

      Although to their credit, CNN has iReport which just had its 5 year anniversary.

  • Robert Smith
    Posted at 19:09h, 18 August Reply

    It’s not really that surprising living in a media world makes sense to link important stories from social media sites to news broadcasts its another form of instant access to news :-).

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