Lazy Journalism

There seems to be a new trend on news sites lately where an article is written about a Twitter trend or topic people are tweeting about. This is what’s known as creating news out of nothing.

Example 1:

Example 2:

Example 3:

There is more than enough happening, more than enough content and more than enough people on Twitter to not have to report on a social network. My thought is simple: we don’t mention how people are “abuzz” on Facebook, Google+, Linkedin or any other social network.

Anytime you see an article like this: please do yourself a favour and write a snotty comment.

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