Commentary on social media is everywhere, as press commentators and cartoonists wake up to it en masse. Garry Trudeau’s Doonesbury strip in the Guardian G2 today has veteran TV hack Roland Hedley using his airtime to give a big shout-out to his followers on Twitter, his friends on Facebook and his fans on MySpace, as well as the readers of his blog – and completely forgetting the news story he is supposed to reporting.
Follow this link for a bunch more cartoons you might enjoy. One has the following exchange between two unsmiling co-workers:
- Why haven’t you befriended me on MySpace or poked me back on Facebook, and how come you’re not following me on Twitter?
- Because I don’t really like you.
- What difference does that make?
In another, a young man says to his beloved over a restaurant table: ‘I’m so glad you agreed to meet me in person. There are some things that just can’t be said in 140 characters.’