Headline March 29, 2018/ '' 'ZIGS TWITTER ZAGS' ''


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Sam Daily Times : ''The Voice Of The Voiceless'' is the soul and conscience of the great world, and  of every single student in the world.

'I've been a Twitter addict since Twitter was founded. For years, I tweeted every ingenious and idiotic thought that came into my head, whenever, wherever,'....................

FRIENDS - REPORTERS - FAM : It's time we journalists all considered disengaging from the daily rhythms of Twitter, the world's most damaging social network.

YOU don't have to quit totally - that's impossible in today's news business. Instead, post less, lurk more.

''NEVER TWEET'' is an ironic meme on Twitter, a thing in media say to acknowledge how futile it is to consider ever leaving this place where all news happen first.

I want to suggest another meaning : ''Never Tweet'' should be an aspiration, a necessary step towards improving the relationship between the media and the digital world.

Of course, I've climbed onto this very high horse because we just witnessed a terrible week on the Internet.

Over the weekend, thanks largely to amplifications on Twitter, MAGA-hatted high school kids from Kentucky - and whether they did nor did not harass a Native American  elder during a march in Washington - eclipsed all other news.

At first, the Twitter mob went after the kids from Covington Catholic High School. Then, as more details of the incident emerged, a mob emerged after the people who'd gone after the kids.

No one won, in the end the whole thing was little more than a divisive, partisan mess.

So it was just another weekend on Twitter, that in its zigs and zags, the Covington story made one thing clear: Twitter is ruining America's journalism.

The Covington saga illustrates how every day the media's favorite social network tugs journalists  deeper into the rip currents of social melodrama, short-circuiting our better instincts in favor of mob - and bot-driven group think.

In the process, it helps bolster the most damaging stereotypes of our profession.

Instead of curious, intellectually honest chronicles of human affairs, Twitter regularly turns many in the news - myself included - into knee-jerk outrage-bots reflexively set off by this or that hash -tagged cause, misspelled presidential missive or influence campaign.

But Twitter isn't just ruining the media's image. It's also skewing our journalism.

Everything about Twitter's interface encourages a mind-set antithetical to journalistic inquiry :

It prizes image over substance and cheap dunks over reasoned debate, all the while severely  abridging the temporal scope of the press.

In the initial rush of outrage and the Covington kids before many details were in, many in the media - many of whom have since confessed they should have waited a little longer - got caught up in the fracas.

They said things they shouldn't have. They shut down dissent chilling more measured thinking, because the tide of Twitter umbrage narrows one's gaze and discourages empathy.

The Honor and Serving of Latest Operational Research on Social Networks continues. The World Students Society thanks author and researcher Farhad Manjoo.

With respectful dedication to the Social Networks, Leaders, Students, Professors and Teachers of the world.

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''' Tweet To Twang '''

Good Night and God Bless

SAM Daily Times - the Voice of the Voiceless


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