Welcoming @mitchjoel to Dublin
Returning to my rural roots

Liking S/N Ratio of @magicRecs

ALTHOUGH MANY BREAKING stories emerge on Twitter, you often need to sift through the casual and banal to find info that matters--unless you enjoy the signal-to-noise ratio of @MagicRecs.

While listening to a report on RTE Morning Ireland through the static of our kitchen radio (shown below), a Twitter direct message from @MagicRecs suggested there was a back story related to the talking points of the day. In this instance, I learned @sulliview was recently followed by two journalists. Margaret @sulliview Sullivan is the New York Times public editor. I follow no fewer than 45 journalists on Twitter.

Photo of long-serving radio by @topgold.

The back story that percolated into the news flow of Ireland's national broadcaster concerned the NYT's poor judgment she describing the party attitude synonymous with young Irish using J1 visas in the States. The Times' perspective published alongside the deaths of eight Irish students in Berkeley when a balcony collapsed.

I captured a short segment of the story in the audio clip that follows below.

Listening to RTE


[Bernie Goldbach teaches how to effectively use Twitter as part of the creative multimedia degree programme in the Limerick School of Art & Design.]