Twitter’s spreading … or should I say, its use among mainstream journos is spreading. In today’s NYTimes.com, Noam Cohen describes how political reporters from Slate, Time and AFP (among others) are using the site to send on-the-scene descriptions from the campaign trail.
The 140-character limit is giving rise to the return of telegraphese, Cohen notes. He also observes that tweets sometimes have unintended double entendres. As Ana Marie Cox of Time.com cautioned:
“If you only Twittered and only read Twitters that would probably be a bad thing.”
But would it? After all, so many users embed links and have the “follow” feature turned on, it’s possible get the bigger picture on any subject the Twitterverse is talking about.