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Twitter News Of The Day

twitter_fail_whale.jpgSocial media monster (or whale?) Twitter is getting a lot of ink today. Here’s what people are talking about (in 140 characters or less):

Traffic Leader: Thanks to Oprah, Ashton Kutcher and CNN, Twitter scored more unique visits than The New York Times and WSJ.com last month

The Future of Television Journalism?: On Wednesday, ABC will debut an online show “NightTline” that will rely on Twitter for debate and questions from viewers

Twitter Jumps the Shark (or Fail Whale): CurrentTV releases another parody (watch it after the jump)

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Twitter: Bringing You the World 140 Characters at at Time

Remember how for a while there everyone was complaining about how magazines were shortening their articles in order to keep the reader interested and we were all in the process of developing the attention spans of four-year-old because of MTV or the like? Well the future has officially come to pass! You guessed it, the Twitter.

In a very short period of time it has taken over much of the media landscape, in 140 character bits. The biggest user? Barack Obama, natch. But media outlets are on the rise. To wit: CurrentTV is planning on including twitters from viewer in its broadcast cast of all four presidential debates (actually they’re inviting you to “hack the debates”). And CNN’s Rick Sanchez recently used it to cover Hurricane Gustav. But is it the future of newspapers?

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