NOOK Media, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, has announced new low prices to mark its partnership with the Evening Standard’s Get Reading festival and to promote literacy across the UK.For a limited time only, the 7-inch NOOK HD will…
Ah, the Evening Standard, that bastion of dead-tree media. The paper has written an article about Twitter – go read it now, I’ll wait. Back? Okay. There are so many things wrong with the article, but I’ll pick three out for special consideration.
Firstly, the assumption that Twitter is just another social network. It’s not. It’s not about pictures, poking or friends lists. Instead, it’s about microblogging – pushing out short updates that say what’s going on in your life.
Secondly, Nick Curtis says that Twitter messages are limited to 160 characters. He’s wrong. It’s 140. C’mon Nick, the simplest of fact checks would have spotted that one.
Lastly, and relatedly, the utter lack of effort that went into researching the article. Here’s Nick’s Twitter account – @NickCurtis. Looks like he’s made a real effort there.
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Who knew that train wardens were so hung up on ensuring you have the latest iPod? Or that Billie Piper’s…