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Dick Costolo says being the ‘second screen’ is the future of Twitter

“We used to have a filtered, one-way view of events in the world from the media…now with Twitter, people want to know what everyone else thinks and we’re getting this inside-out, multi-perspective view of what’s going on right now as it happens from everybody else that’s watching the same thing we’re watching.”

Dick Costolo

Twitter is the new media.  It’s my main source of news which means it also can be completely slanted depending on whom you follow.  

On Thursday night, Liberals dominated my feed.  One man, Piers Morgan, was leading the charge.  With almost 3 million followers, one of this tweets alone can dominate a conversation.

Twitter may offer a “multi-perspective” view where we talk to each other but one-way messaging still thrives.  The same people that work in media are on Twitter so the same messages get across.  

It’s 360° bias.   

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.