Aloha! And Shaking My Head at the Latest Twitter Kerfluffle
Posted by Bob Warfield on August 17, 2008
I’m back from a much needed vaca to the Big Island for a little diving, some sun, and some relaxation to reboot my worn out brain cells.
Since coverage began, my wife has been glued to the Olympics, and I have to say there’ve been some choice moments I’ve caught while reading alongside her.
I saw Jamaican Usain “Lightning” Bolt’s amazing 100m dash. He made it look so easy to get the gigantic lead he developed and actually seemed carefree and slowing down at the end of the race. Very exciting!
Michael Phelps quest for a record 8 gold medals is another one I’ve been catching glimpses of.
Imagine my surprise when I read a Techcrunch article saying people are unhappy because CNN is putting results into Twitter as they’re available, but the networks televise much later. So, people reading their Twitter feeds are seeing the results of races they haven’t watched and they’re upset.
It just seems like Twitter can’t win. Either we’re applauding how it is the fastest source of news on the Internet or we’re bemoaning that news is appearing there too fast.