Is Charlie Sheen Heading For The Celebrity Big Brother 2011 House?
So, Big Brother is back, revamped and on a new channel. Starting with the Celebrity version – to be immediately followed by the one with a house full of attention seeking plebs.
BB is of course the ultimate Marmite TV, but love it or hate it – one things for sure, if ch5 really have got ol tigerblood himself to grace them with his presence the viewing figures will go stratostrophic!
So, do you love it or hate it? And what do you think of the likelihood of Charlie being there? If he is there, what do you think that will bring to the show (apart from Twitter going mental of course)?
P. S. I know this isn’t strictly gadget related – but I suppose I could include it as technology related because of all the questions over the live-feed, and because Twitter and the other Social Media sites, are bound to go into meltdown over all things BB and Charlie Sheen (if he is on it).
Posted in BB, Big Brother, Celebrity, Celebrity Big Brother, Channel 5, Charlie Sheen, Reality, tv, twitter, Winning
Tagged Big Brother, Charlie Sheen, Reality TV, tv, twitter, Winning
Another day – another breaking news story on Twitter. …This one was false. However this particular Twitter scoop spread like wildfire – due to the fact that it had been widely Re-tweeted by several credible sources – starting with Jon Snow of Channel 4 news, see link below:
Once upon a time Journalists used to have to actually take the time to check and verify a story before going public and ‘putting it out there.’ Now with the advent of the internet and in particular, runaway micro-blogging sites like twitter – it seems that modern journalism largely consists of trawling the internet, catching sight of something before anyone else does and regurgitating it in whatever form, and through whatever medium (usually initially through the internet again) – that you happen to have access to in you’re particular journalistic enclave!
Still, can we really blame the journalists themselves for this sorry state of affairs? The pressure to be the first on record with the latest breaking news must be intense. And what if you don’t take the chance? You hold fire in favour of checking the facts, and some rival organisation beats you to the punch – they suddenly become the trusted source for being first with the latest greatest news scoops.
Aside: (In Google+ convos with various people about the hacking scandal yesterday though – I meant to say that I hope all this ends up taking smugface Morgan down with it too. I’m sure I’m not the only one).
It seems that modern news has found it impossible to keep pace with what the internet has developed into (along with every other industry and all of us as individuals too, it could be said). Still, a little of the old professionalism of checking the facts, needs to find it’s way back into the equation.
Otherwise The Whole Of Modern News, Is In Danger of Becoming Just One Mass Re-Tweet!
Posted in Jon Snow, Journalism, News, NEWS OF THE WORLD, Phone hacking, Piers Morgan, Scandal, twitter
Tagged Jon Snow, Jounalism, News, NEWS OF THE WORLD, Phone hacking, Piers Morgan, Scandal, twitter