Now the official Twitter account of the Israel Defense Forces’ live-tweeting its assault on Hamas may well be the most meaningful change in our consumption of war in over 20 years. This is something new…
…The other thing that makes this new, besides routing around the traditional media, is that we’re looking at a stream. This is truly war in real time. We’ve watched war “live” before, but not like this: There are no commercial breaks, no talking heads, no ticker tape running at the time. It is as unending and infinite and microsecond by microsecond as the speaker wants it to be, limited only by Twitter’s current technical limits.
Most importantly, though, consider this: A country can declare — via Twitter — that it is at war. If that doesn’t make the Internet real, I don’t know what does.
And there’s Flickr.
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Visit My Right Word.Yisrael Medad
About the Author: Yisrael Medad resides in Shiloh and is a foreign media spokesperson for the Yesha Council of Jewish Communities.The author's opinion does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Jewish Press.
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