People (Ashton Kutcher) say that Twitter is great because it lets us become the sources and broadcasters of news. Well, who is “us”? If “us” means “regular people”, then my response to that is: we already do! If my regular old next door neighbor Joe wants to be a news broadcaster, no one’s stopping him. All he has to do is go to college and learn how. If he wants to be the source of news, then he can do that too! All he has to do is go out and do something newsworthy like save (or take) someone’s life, crash a car into a gas station, or win a hot dog eating contest. Regular people do that kind of stuff all the time and then other regular people who went to school for journalism report on it.
I don’t know where the idea came from that regular people are not doing this stuff. Oh yes I do, it came from the most un-regular person on the planet: Ashton Kutcher. What does he know about regular people? I bet when he speaks of the “news”, he’s referring to Hollywood gossip. *sigh*
This blog gets what I’m talking about. I’m glad other much better writers/thinkers out there are beginning to agree with me. It makes me look a little less like the crazy old man who lives in the hills and shouts gibberish.