When we covered Bill Keller‘s anti-Twitter column yesterday, we should have known it wasn’t over yet. It might seem like Keller, with his anti-aggregation, anti-Facebook, anti-Twitter rants is coming across as a bit of a dinosaur, but nothing is further proof of his relevance than the fact that everyone in the world has something to say about them. We are now officially covering this story for a second time.
But it was one thing for new media to criticize Keller (which it did). Now Keller has to respond to his own staff. Nick Bilton, lead technology writer for the Times’ own Bits Blog, posted the following critique Wednesday afternoon:
Twitter, which Mr. Keller says he believes could make us “stupid,” has become an irreplaceable part of my daily life; it augments how I report stories, socialize with friends and share and consume everything from store coupons to breaking news.
Overall, he did not dismiss Keller’s theories, however: