Twitter is mocked on Daily Show and Colbert Report, adopted by NPR’s Daniel Shorr, and dissed by The Seattle Times Danny Westneat. Monday on The Conversation (Noon, KUOW 94.9), what does Twitter mean to you? Our own Kathy Gill will explain. Our skeptic will be Michael Huntsberger, Professor of Communications Studies, Furman University, Greenville S.C.. He wrote
“I’m not sure that Twitter is such a great thing, because it allows people to communicate without reasonable consideration. Twitterers bypass logic and simply react. I find this especially troubling when we’re talking about members of Congress. Some say the instantaneous nature of Twitter “humanizes” users. I believe it dehumanizes them, like a pack of dogs barking at every passing siren. In a democracy, the bar for civic participation needs to be a lot higher.”
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