- Tweeting Ourselves to Death, de Kemstone
Texto de um docente que, inspirado em Neil Postman, exprime o desejo de mais elevação na Twiterlândia. Mas, assim como já foi reticente contra os blogs e,hoje,escreve este longo post no seu blog, também já aderiu ao Twitter, depois do post. O to, do artigo vem neste excerto:
“The words “twitter” and “tweet” are at least well-suited to that medium. They conjure up images of a swarm of little birds all tweeting at each other at the same time, producing what may be a pleasing sound but ultimately amounts to incoherent noise”.
- Mind Over Mass Media, de Steven Pinker, The New York Times. As primeiras linhas dão o tom:
“NEW forms of media have always caused moral panics: the printing press, newspapers, paperbacks and television were all once denounced as threats to their consumers’ brainpower and moral fiber. So too with electronic technologies. PowerPoint, we’re told, is reducing discourse to bullet points. Search engines lower our intelligence, encouraging us to skim on the surface of knowledge rather than dive to its depths. Twitter is shrinking our attention spans. But such panics often fail basic reality checks (…)”.