Erik Wemple: Twitter

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 02/21/2014

Gawker boss: Twitter hurting ‘our intellectual health’

Nick Denton says debates on the social-media platform aren’t persuading anyone.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:01 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Forbes, Gawker, Nick Denton, Playboy, Twitter

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Stop it, CNN!

To CNN, a growing number of things seems surprising and shocking, at least when it comes to promoting its stories.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:31 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alaska, CNN, rape, tweet, Twitter

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 10/23/2013

Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s ‘mules’ tweet stuns Twitter, beyond

How did this happen?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:20 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  40 acres and a mule, atlanta journal-constitution, Twitter

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Fox News blames ‘social media’ for mistake

Why blame a people when you can blame a phenomenon?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:23 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Young, Fox News, Twitter

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 09/06/2013 breaks a big Twitter IPO story -- ‘Or Maybe Not’

When 'several people surveyed on Twitter' are sources ...

By Erik Wemple  |  05:00 PM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox Business Network,, Twitter

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Boston explosions: Twitter acts as journalism's ombudsman

News outlets prone to jump to conclusions over an explosion might act with caution this time.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:33 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston, Boston marathon, Twitter

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 03/26/2013

Rupert Murdoch should ignore Michael Bloomberg

Don't mess with the News Corp. boss's media-consumption habits. They're proven to create wealth.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:38 PM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michael Bloomberg, Rupert Murdoch, Twitter

Posted at 10:11 PM ET, 11/06/2012

Twitter jumps the gun on Mass. Senate race

Twitter gets ahead of itself on Massachusetts’s Senate race.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:11 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nbc news elizabeth warren senate, nbc news twitter warren, nbc news twitter warren winner

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 10/30/2012

Hurricane Sandy: Twitter shames spreader of falsehoods

Twitter outs Twitter falsehoods, then shames their author.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:34 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  twitter hurricane sandy, hurricane sandy twitter, hurricane sandy, hurricane sandy nyse, hurricane sandy falsehoods, hurricane sandy myths, hurrican sandy misinformation

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 09/28/2012

Blame Fox News, ourselves---not BuzzFeed/Gawker

Good on Gawker, BuzzFeed for posting Fox shooting video.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:05 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, car chase, arizona, car chase, coverage, twitter, buzzfeed, gawker, columbia journalism review

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 08/20/2012

Politico reporter ventures defense of Todd Akin

Dave Catanese goes for it, attempts to defend the indefensible Todd Akin.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:08 AM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  todd akin, dave catanese politico, thought experiment, twitter, american journal of obstetrics and gynecology

Posted at 12:30 AM ET, 07/31/2012

Twitter-banned NBC critic talks!

NBC critic banned from Twitter is really critical of NBC.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:30 AM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nbc, guy adams, the independent, los angeles, nbc, twitter, banned, nbc

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 07/10/2012

Wikipedia founder ‘cautious’ about Twitter

Jimmy Wales on women editors and Twitter.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:10 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jimmy wales, wikipedia founder, washington post, facebook, twitter, women, editors, literature, usb standard

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 06/26/2012

Anthony Shadid and Syria: Did the New York Times pressure him?

Did the New York Times pressure him?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:03 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  anthony shadid, syria, ed shadid, arab-american anti-discrimination committee, speech, twitter, nada bakri, new york times

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 06/18/2012

New York Times and BuzzFeed: Partners!

What’s the New York Times doing in bed with BuzzFeed?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:30 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  buzzfeed, new york times, twitter, video partnership, dick stevenson, new york times, poltiico

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 06/13/2012

Media news derivatives: June 13

Roundup of media stories for June 13

By Erik Wemple  |  08:58 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sean hannity, josh klenert, huffington post, huffington, cnbc, yahoo, twitter, time inc., gina chon, brett mcgurk

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Media news derivatives: June 11

Roundup of media stories for June 11

By Erik Wemple  |  08:16 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  david carr, new york times, dylan ratigan, msnbc, megyn kelly, carl bernstein, twitter, wall street journal, newspaper crisis

Posted at 06:56 AM ET, 04/20/2012

USA Today alleges harassment scheme

Reporters from USA Today make some phone calls, find creepy things on the Web.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:56 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  tom vanden brook, usa today, pentagon information operations, info ops, twitter facebook, ray locker, propaganda, sago mine disaster

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 02/06/2012

CNN’s Roland Martin: No on-air homophobia in recent months

Only on Twitter!

By Erik Wemple  |  05:27 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn, roland martin, twitter, super bowl, david beckham