Journo-Tweeters Of The World, Unite!

This week’s WSJ Friday Journal section features an Oscar-themed front page piece:

I’d Like to Thank My Twitter Followers

With a slate of small, arty movie nominees and an old-school host who is more reliable than buzzy, this year’s Academy Awards broadcast may not set any television ratings records. But it’s poised for a shot at another title: It could be the biggest night yet for social media.

The awards show is working hard to pump up its social-media clout as it tries to leverage a growing phenomenon: More and more viewers are supplementing the experience of merely watching their favorite TV shows by joining in simultaneous running commentaries on Twitter and Facebook.

A companion piece carries this headline:

From Comics to Chefs: Top Celebrity Tweeters

Accompanying graphic:


Okay: Shaq, Taylor Swift, Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin – sure.

But not a single Tweeterific journalist?

No Anderson Cooper (2,179,788 followers) or Rachel Maddow (2,045,196) or David Pogue (1,414,688)?

C’mon, WSJ editors.

Journalists are celebrities too.

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