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Rex Sorgatz

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sep 12
2008

Worst Use of Twitter -- Ever

Your moment of twitter zen: Daily newspaper live twitters the funeral of a 3-year old boy killed in ice cream shop.

5 comments

omg, stay classy Rocky Mountain News. that's my daily rag :(

posted by rico at 12:17 PM on September 12, 2008

That's just not responsible journalism. The sad part is that the account only has 19 followers that would've received these tweets. Is it really worth your time to provide this "service"? I think not.

There's proper etiquette for funeral, even if you're a member of the media. I think sending text message updates falls under the "disrespectful" category. You wouldn't make a phone call in the middle of a service. Why would you tweet?

posted by Kiyoshi Martinez at 12:27 PM on September 12, 2008

I twitter all the time during funerals. But then...I'm an undertaker and I only twitter for friends. http://twitter.com/gjcharlet

(seriously, sometimes you just HAVE to tell folks when people get up in your aisles and dance to "Freebird" during a funeral. True story.)

posted by ColdChef at 2:29 PM on September 12, 2008

The editor has responded to critics. You can find it here:

posted by Kiyoshi Martinez at 5:56 PM on September 12, 2008

Grrr. I can't do HTML. Here's the link for real: http://is.gd/2y7F

posted by Kiyoshi Martinez at 5:57 PM on September 12, 2008




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