UMBC's Tufekci, though, wasn't all that relieved that Keller seemed to be walking back "Twitter makes you stupid."Instead, she took direct aim at Keller's new claim about the limits/costs of social media: "The time you spend keeping up with your 200 Facebook friends is time you are not getting to know someone really well in person."
- Note: not just a dismissal! Not just conjecture! Not even "just" a refutation! An alternative hypothesis with better support from the data.In just four tweets. Ka-pow.
Now, Bill Keller doesn't tweet much. And he almost never engages with critics, especially outside the Times. In his interview with Keller, De Rosa points out to Keller that he [De Rosa] "was the only non-New York Times staffer you ever replied to in over two years over Twitter."
- But something in Tufecki's tweets -- perhaps the boldness, perhaps the unmistakable aura of a deliberate, well-developed argument -- must have caught Mr. Keller's attention.
- So the Times' executive editor asked for more. And boy, did he get it.