I hit my normal news sites early this morning and came across an article that really made me shake my head at the total ineptitude of the main stream media. It just showed that the author, Helen A.S. Popkin, must be one of those in the "too old" crowd she mentions in the subtitle, that really "doesn't get it".
Sure, at first, Twitter was simply about "what are you doing now", but through the use of its community base and expansion of ways to communicate with Twitter, it's grown past just answering that simple question.
The author even tries to make the article seem cool, by mentioning Scoble and his quote about "Twitter hate being the new black". This article is even mentioned on MSNBC's front page in a way to catch any "geek's" attention - "Twitter Nation" (notice it caught mine).
The article actually reads like a rant about how "dumb" Twitter is. There's no mention of how it can be and is being used by Woot, ESPN, CNN or many other major corporations to reach a highly targeted audience. Think they'd mention the RSS to Twitter feature? How about the fact the messages come to your phone or IM? Nope, nada, zippo. There's only mention of MySpace and comparisons to Paris Hilton, yeah really Paris Hilton.
Wow - talk about an author who really just missed the boat and the story all together. Maybe next time they won't disguise a rant, as an article.