Patrick Swayze: A Reminder That All News Is Going Social
An exchange between myself and my roommate tonight (she works in publishing).
Roommate: I just heard Patrick Swayze died today. I can’t believe it!
Me: I can’t believe it either. I heard about it the instant the story broke on Twitter. I don’t even need to read the news anymore because the second it happens, everyone starts talking about it.
Roommate: See from a publishing standpoint, that’s terrible! I don’t even use Twitter.
Me: Where did you hear the news?
Me: Oh, that’s good.
Roommate: Well, that was actually only because someone posted it on Facebook.
Kind of makes you wonder…what is going to happen to the news? Where will it be in five years? Will it just become secondary to social media?