Tweet of the day
— Bloomberg News (@BloombergNews) July 31, 2014
I've come -- dear readers, please say if I show this too obviously -- to rely on twitter for a lot of news. This tweet, besides being newsworthy or at least news-suggestive in all sorts of ways -- drought, water shortage, climate change, political effects in CA -- shows how Twitter and what seems to be an emerging golden age of data-driven infographics are merging. (See not Nate Silver but The Upshot at the Times.)
I hope Twitter's owners don't make Twitter more like FaceBook. I mean, I have Facebook. I don't need another one. As a blogger, what I need to do is leverage this new force. Not sure how to do that, but what I am sure about is that simply placing tweets in sequence, a la Storify, is not the way forward. The long form is about contextualization, and nothing does the long form better than blogging. So.....