Wednesday, March 18, 2009

McCain interviewed on Twitter.

I wrote not too long ago asking if anyone reading this page twittered or not. It's ever increasing popularity is a bit baffling, since 99% of tweets (messages sent via Twitter) are pretty much random thoughts or blurbs written by the author with no real recipient in mind. Occasioanlly this service will be used by celebrities to communicate directly with their fans, companies to promote their product or service, or as a means of localized, real time blogging (as can bee seen in the recent flood of tweets produced by over-connected nerds at South by Southwest.)

McCain is a mine sweeping wizard.

Politicians also have their own Twitter accounts. @SenJohnMcCain has 230,000 followers. McCain was recently interviewed by ABC's George Stephanopoulos (@GStephanopoulos) You can look at the transcript on ABC's blog.

The questions weren't that tough, and there were typos and grammar mistakes on both sides, but then again, the fast pace and 140 character limit of the medium don't make it very viable for traditional forms of journalism.

I'm not sure what kind of future there will be in Twitter based journalism, especially with such high profile participants as these two, but it's kind of an interesting experiment, and it makes McCain look a bit less like an old fuddy duddy (only a bit.)

I twitter occasionally, although I don't know why. Follow me if you want @joewyszynski.

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