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apr 21
2009

Doonesbury Tweets

Last week in the New Yorker, Gary Trudeau used his mythical Fox News character, Roland Hedley, to poke at journalists using Twitter, which as The Times points out, in some cases were actually too long to be on Twitter. (See also: @roland_hedley.) WebNewser has an interview with Trudeau about twittering. "Look, all of us are narcissists to some degree, but most find it embarrassing enough to at least try to hide it. What Twitter and its social media cousins do is disable inhibition. We expect narcissism from our movie stars and politicians and teenagers, but it's a little surprising to encounter so many otherwise personally modest journalists oblivious to how they're presenting."

4 comments

"Everyones a narcissist but we should try to hide it!" = "Of course we torture but we shouldnt be releasing memos about it!" Comment in 140!

posted by BradOFarrell at 3:30 PM on April 21, 2009

If twitter's narcissistic, so's talking. Perhaps he's too narcissistic himself to realize that you can talk AND listen and, hence, converse. It's only narcissistic if you do all the talking.

posted by Rick Webb at 4:06 PM on April 21, 2009

Howard Kurtz needs to stop stalking Mariel Hemingway.

There... I said it.

posted by CRZ at 12:25 PM on April 22, 2009

Gary Trudeau is a passe idiot, a ex hippie who thinks he's hip.

posted by Karl K at 11:00 AM on April 28, 2009




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