Internet Social Skills

19 Apr

In the words of Mrs. Boucher (of the Waterboy) “I’m lacking in what you call the social skills,” at least in regard to the Internet. Facebook and Twitter aren’t too hard, simply because of how they’ve permeated popular culture. But what I had no knowledge of was the various other tools that journalists are using, such as Delicious, Storify, Politifact and a whole host of others.

Honestly, my opinion on most of them has been pretty well summed up through my various posts the past three months or so. There is some value in all of them, but ultimately I think they distract from the simple lack of quality writing. That being said, this the future of journalism and utilizing these tools will be how reporting is done from now on.

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