“Is Twitter breaking news now? Is that a thing? Unless Twitter employs people who source and fact-check the information that ricochets through its network, the answer is no, Twitter does not break news. Individuals and organizations may use Twitter as a vehicle for breaking news, but that’s not the same thing as Twitter breaking news. … Rather than marginalizing the news media, Twitter and other social networks may be reinforcing their value. A generation of social media users is learning―through debunked reports and hoaxes ―the difference between saying something and reporting it. The ways in which people first hear information may have changed, but their reliance on reporters to separate fact from fiction and provide depth and context to the news has not.”—Amen
“Nice article. Definatley slander. Definatley worth contacting an attorney for. And I will. …I suggest you remove the article asap. We have contacted our attorney to deal with this. Trust me. I will not let down until this is resolved. … It is slander. Photos were taken at our event and used in the article and we did not give Hamilton or anyone from Gawker photo access. We want the article removed or atleast anything to do with our event and sponsors removed from the article. It would be a lot easier to do this rather than draw it out further.”—HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
“A sign that Rubio’s aides see the story as potentially damaging: BuzzFeed’s inquiries appear to have sent them into frantic damage-control mode, and after BuzzFeed’s inquiries — but minutes before Conant returned BuzzFeed’s call this morning — a brief item appeared on the blog of the Miami Herald mentioning the Senator’s religous past.”—Don’t you hate it when flacks pull this shit?
“I just enjoy the look. Even at the shows I don’t like, there’s always something I love. We have so many talented designers, so it makes me happy for them, and it makes me happy for the population of the world. Everyone has the opportunity to look chic.”—Zelda Kaplan to me at New York Fashion Week 2009. (She was in the front row today when her time came.)