NY Times Editor: Twitter Giveth, And Twitter Taketh Away

I was tempted to make the headline “NY Times Editor: I Agree With Devin Coldewey,” since his editorial today, “The Twitter Trap,” lamenting the loss of traditional ways of remembering and learning, is a very close sibling to my own The Dangers Of Externalizing Knowledge. His experience was a little more personal, however, watching his daughter finally join/succumb to Facebook.

It’s an interesting read and he gets a few worthwhile perspectives from others, including Jonathan Safran Foer, whom many of you have read (though I haven’t). It was reassuring to read the piece, if only because I now know there’s someone eminent who shares my perspective.