The media world's fetishization of social media has reached idol-worshipping proportions. Our media culture is locked in the Perpetual Now, constantly chasing ephemeral scoops that last only seconds and that most often don't matter in the first place, even for the brief moment that they're "exclusive." "We are in great haste," wrote Thoreau in 1854, "to construct a magnetic telegraph from Maine to Texas; but Maine and Texas, it may be, have nothing important to communicate.
Harper’s Bazaar That’s what longtime friends Arianna Huffington and Tina Brown tell Elisa Lipsky-Karasz. She asks the editors if they feel like rivals. “Not at all,” says Brown. “We all pick up Huffington Post scoops, and Huffington... Read Post
South by Southwest to do list: Near constant social media updates praising SXSW Near constant real life disappointment with SXSW Small talk with media types Big talk with local drunks Attend a panel discussion about a trend that isn... Read Post