Last week, The Washington Post‘s Howard Kurtz wrote about Twitter, the kinda useful, sorta ubiquitous, sure to be short-lived new tool for journalists—and cellphone-enabled journalist-like individuals—who want to bring readers the world in 140-characters or less.
Mr. Kurtz called twittering “the digital equivalent of a sound bite, a throat-clearing, a terse observation or two for a cloistered community online.”
If you’re hoping to hear Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren clear her throat online, you’re out of luck: The On the Record host tells The Huffington Post’s Danny Shea that Twittering may not be for her:
I’m not sold on it yet… I have so much going—I have a webcam, I have GretaWire, I have Greta LiveWire which is my internet show that I do every night between 9:45 and 9:50, I’m now doing the Strategy Room, I’ve got my pictures, my video…remember I told you it’s that hairline [between being digital and being crazy]? Twitter may be it…
It also sounds mildly obscene. Am I the only one who thinks, like, Twittering… I don’t know. Do you Twitter? It’s like, I thought we had a don’t ask, don’t tell policy!