Wednesday, July 08, 2015

All the News That's Fit to Retweet

In May 2012, I was talking in class about a generational shift away from newspapers to websites for news gathering. A student volunteered that he gets his news from Twitter. To me, that kind of seemed like waiting until Ariana Grande or Tyga picked up a story. I and his fellow students made some jokes at his expense.

Now here I am, three years later, and Twitter is one of my most-important news sources. And I don't even follow Ariana Grande (who looks like a sexualized pre-teen) or Tyga (whose name is too stupid for me to say aloud, like the Rootie Tootie Fresh and Fruity breakfast). Feel free to make some jokes at my expense.

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