We’ll be sitting down with Christopher Dickey (he’s on Tumblr!), Newsweek’s Paris bureau chief and author of this week’s explosive cover story on the hotel maid Dominique Strauss-Kahn allegedly assaulted, tomorrow morning at 11am EST as he hosts a Twitter chat.
Yes, a Twitter chat!
How’s that work, you wonder?
We’re encouraging readers to submit their question for Christopher by using the hashtag #AskNWK, and Christopher will be answering them from his Twitter account @csdickey. All throughout, we’ll be retweeting readers’ questions and Christopher’s answers from @Newsweek. So follow along! And submit any questions you may have about Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid, and the interview that’s leading this week’s cover.
President Barack Obama is hosting a Twitter town hall later this afternoon, and we’d like to use our Twitter account (1.4 mil followers!) to amplify one question from our Tumblr readers. This can be anything from gay marriage to Libya to the ongoing debt debate. Just submit yours by 1pm ET and we’ll select our favorite before the event starts at 2. Ready? Tell us: Do you have a question for Obama?
Professional journalist? You need this link.
We’d argue that if you’re a professional journalist, we’d hope you’re already doing this.
Dan Lyons, on the Anthony Weiner twitter photo scandal
This story came through our inbox last night as “roasted weiner.”
Twitter CEO @dickc, commenting in response to the New York Times’ Bill Keller’s #TwitterMakesYouStupid thought experiment. The McLuhan line he references goes like this: “It is the framework which changes with each new technology and not just the picture within the frame.” Marshall McLuhan was a smart cookie in the world of media theory.
Does anyone know how we can fix our Tumblr page so the Twitter links on the left-hand panel actually work? Imagine it’s a tweak in the code, but honestly have no idea. This is what happens currently…we just get ol’ DenyBird, that freaky fowl.
The recent State Department “travel alert” for Europe proves once again that bin Laden can rely on his enemies to spread his message for him, writes Christopher Dickey .