Tuesday, August 25, 2009

How not to use Twitter

LeahBeno: An 8 month old baby is dead and his dad is in jail. Find out why tonight at 9 and 10.
1 day ago from web

Is this what it's come to? Tempting people to watch to find out how an 8 month old baby died? Would you hear that on TV? F*ck. Maybe you would in Minneapolis, I don't know.

What I do know is that it looks very wrong on a Twitter udpate.

Here's a little bit more about the person who wrote that:

Name Leah Beno
Location Minneapolis
Web http://www.myfox9...
Bio I'm a reporter for Fox 9 in the Twin Cities and loving it!

So allow me to dish out a couple of awards:

1] Most innapropriate use of exclamation mark 2009.

2] Most innapropriate juxtaposition of exclamation mark and tasteless headline 2009.

And she really ought to get something for her next update, too.

The father of the 8 month old baby that died this weekend has a very violent past. We showed you the details at 9pm. More tomorrow?

No thanks.

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