One of the dangers of social media is that it can often move so fast that it can be difficult to keep up. Fortunately, we here at The Cyphers Agency are quick to write blog posts about buzz-worthy issues relating to our clients. Unfortunately, however, we sometimes get so immersed in our clients work that we forget to focus on our own blog (bad WOM department! bad!).
So, in honor of our commitment to our clients, please enjoy this blog post that should have been posted 2 weeks ago 🙂
“With the death of three American icons, it’s been a heartbreaking week. How did I find out about the deaths of Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson? Twitter, of course.
Yesterday, I first found out about the death of Michael Jackson via TMZ. I was a little skeptical to believe the source, which is known for its aggressive celebrity following and bashing tactics. I turned on the television to try to some sort of confirmation from a legitimate news source. Unable to find anything but commercials and sitcom reruns, I turned my investigation back to Twitter, and followed until it was confirmed by major news outlets.
And Twitter isn’t just for pop-culture news. Breaking news this year has been breaking way before the morning paper or the 5 o’clock news cast. From live-blogging at the Iran protests to providing messages of support to the people of Iran, Twitter has played a major role in how we communicate about the controversy surrounding the Iran elections.
It’s changed the way we communicate about everything. So, turn on some MJ or Jackson Five, and login to Twitter—there’s a lot to pay attention to.”