Thursday, October 15, 2009

Post fronts Facebook for 15th time

Here we go again. The Washington Post today put a Facebook-focused article on the front page, marking the fifteenth time the Post has gone A1 on the subject, and the third time in three months.

The story is "In a Generation That Friends and Tweets, They Don't" by Ian Shapira, who covers young folks for the Metro section. It's alright, though I don't see exactly what it adds -- I don't leave the story having learned much I didn't already know. It belongs inside, not on Page 1.

As usual, there is plenty of other, more important news that could have gone on A1, such as Juliet Eilperin's "Use of Forests as Carbon Offsets Fails to Impress In first Big Trial," not to mention interesting dispatches from Kabul, Ramallah, and Moscow.

Here's the updated list of the Post's front pagers on Facebook:
Sept 2006, Oct 2006, Feb 2007, Nov 2007, March 2008, April 2008, May 2008, June 2008, July 2008, Sept 2008, March 2009, April 2009, Aug 2009, Aug 2009, Oct 2009.

Update: Thank you DCist for the link!
Update 2: And thank you City Paper and CJR!


At 4:36 PM, Blogger birksandboots said...

I feel sick.


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