Showing posts from August 28, 2011

The lowest common denominator

So what do you think the most tweeted topic was this week? Earthquake in New York? Hurricane Irene? Fukushima radiation leaks equal to 68 Hiroshima bombs? Some other major topic of gravitas and importance? Not even close. Beyoncé's pregnancy announcement during the MTV VMA show resulted in 8,868 tweets per second. We're all doomed if that classifies as "news" now.