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Multiple people dead following an incident in st helier and the hospital now closed due to 'serious incident'
got a link?
not sure where the hospital info comes from
I love Jersey, my best friend lived there and it's where me and my ex decided we were all in love and shit. It's so lovely there <3
Last time i went to Jersey it felt so built up and crowded and horrible :(
the rest of the time we stayed in an old war fort built into the cliffs so we didn't see anyone else at all. Can't believe how tiny it is there!
a cursory twitter search revealed skynews breaking news thingy saying the same, as well as some guff about Jersey Shore.
They've just done an interview with a guy on the island, but it still isn't very clear to me.
they won't be able to deal with the minor stuff.
think it's coming out that it's just 4 people including 2 kids.
hannahfagee hannah fage
THIS IS RIDICULOUS, something terrible happens in Jersey and what a suprise, its the forigners! Stop ruining my island :( #gohome
1 minute ago
What's going on with the world at the moment?
someone tried to mug me half an hour ago. ridiculous. never seen a sign of trouble in two years of living here. my friend got attacked a few days ago too.
Hope you're ok
i was stupid though. shouldn't have stood up to them. giving them my phone would have essentially meant not being able to go on holiday, but i don't know what could have happened.
twitter and that. these sort of threads to a certain extent.
getting some sort of rush out of not having detail and all talking about it on the internet as it slowly unravels.
'what's happening in jersey'
'dunno...something in jersey guys'
'shit, something's going down in jersey'
'shit. two stabbed maybe?'
etc etc etc.
probably get shouted down for this, but i think people are getting addicted to the drip-feed of news nuggets that are available even more now we have stuff like twitter.
almost as if people piecing together the news on twitter has become as much the story as the actual news itself.
don't want to shout you down or anything. but hearing half a news story and wanting to hear the rest isn't an "addiction," so don't be silly.
'half a news story'.
it's always on the half story now, and i think people get a thrill out of the half, so they can get on board for the rest of the puzzle to be put together/drama to unfold etc.
i'm not accusing people of anything, just thinking about the way we treat news now.
maybe before, a breaking half-story only came along ever once and a while. but now, essentially, every story is a breaking half-story, and perhaps people like it like that.
it's really not "always half a story now." people still read fully constituted stories.
sure people treat news differently now.
just my advice is if you're gonna write some article about this, maybe don't use so much hyperbole, unless your audience is stupid annoying young men. ahem.
i'll be sure to level it at snarky tit-boxes with little to add and everything to drably half-refute.
yeah this doesn't make sense
'snarky tit-box' - this is what i am calling you. there isn't actually a real thing as a tit-box, but i feel there's a certain quality about it that describes you well in this circumstance.
'drably half-refute' - this refers to your posting style in this thread. you don't really add anything or contribute to the argument. you're quite content just to come in and go, 'er no it isn't', or 'this doesn't make sense' without actually give any extended explanation. which is pretty boring and useless.
hope that helps.
but people have always loved rumour mongering as instant fixes. twitter etc allows the marriage of both. probably a good article there.
maybe someone with some drive and the ability to get their e-mails responded to by a publication could write something.
But, not only does this help make readers more discerning... the influx of information sharpens journalism as a whole. It also provides a knotted net of personal interpretation that is untainted by the specific agenda of a conventionally distributed news source.
Maybe Twitter is a cult...and I'm marching right behind Glinner, Moran and Coren with an '@' brandished on my forehead.
Earlier this week, Sky News managed to (deliberately?) confuse some YouTube footage of a rioting incident in Woolwich. Initially as being from Liverpool (shortly after it was uploaded), and then latterly as being from Bristol (the next day). Yes, the video title and some twitter accounts were (deliberately) making the Liverpool claim, but even the most basic 'research' (i.e. the comments on the video, for a start, but also corectional tweets sent directly to SkyNews' own twitter acount) mean SkyNews were either idiots or dangerously and knowingly spreading malicious misinformation.
^Long-winded way of saying twitter's dead useful /sometimes/, SkyNews are arses, and michael_w is probably bang on.
but there are also ...
... ah fuck it, it's late
But, yeah...I think Michael has a point in that post. He's managed to reign in his all consuming contempt of New Media and deliver something good. Up until now the extent of his argument against Twitter has been an impression of @Glinner, followed by ''ooo, I'm Graham Linehan...I use Twitter.''