Just a brief update, now that this page has been ticking over very regularly indeed, at least in the right column, thanks to the medium of Twitter. My last post was about investigating this latest online trend, and I am already convinced that for providing headlines it is a wonderful thing indeed.
I have been trying to find out why Twitter friendly newspaper Dagbladet does not have an efficient Twitter feed, without luck so far. But it can hardly be on the top of its priorities list at the moment, the venerable daily is in the middle of a massive scandal, with allegations that their board chairman Jens P. Heyerdahl has run the paper to the verge of bankruptcy while either milking it of money or investing it assets unwisely, depending on which faction is yelling at the time.
What seems reasonably clear is that the paper is suffering the common financial woes of the media fraternity, while its financial branch has lost much of the assets meant to carry it through such hard times, through poor property and share investments.
In the meantime, I hope that the ease of headline updating doesn’t make it even easier to develop poor habits in terms of meatier updates. And in the interests of further investigating what Twitter can do here, I invite readers to follow All_the_moose there, which will create the possibility of more direct contact as well.