Yesterday I was following #askeconomist. This question stood out for me:
While I think the internet has definitely changed journalism for the better, we can’t deny the sheer amount of waffle that exists out there on t’internet (and I’m not talking about the good kind you can have with ice cream).
What probably grates on me the most is the number of people who proclaim themselves as gurus. Working in digital marketing I’m regularly bombarded with messaging by social, search and brand ‘gurus’ (note my number two dislike is know-it-alls who don’t know it all).
Despite that, one of the best things the internet has done is to allow us to get the news as it’s happening, by real people. I’ve literally been hooked on Twitter for the past week and a bit, watching the ever-evolving #NOTW story break with yet more revelations.
Not BBC News, not The Guardian – Twitter.
It’s getting harder for big media owners to set the agenda – thanks to Twitter and the likes, we have a voice.