On Wednesday, New York Times executive editor Bill Keller — whose unhinged rage against news aggregators is well-documented — lobbed an open-ended, rage-baiting tweet on Twitter:
It got plenty of responses, including one from David Carr — whose 319,704 followers would rank him among the top 10 most-followed American newspapers on Twitter:
Others were, predictably, not so balanced.
Xeni Jardin, co-editor of BoingBoing.net, wrote:
Jeff Jarvis wrote:
It sounds like Keller, who has been penning a weekly column for the New York Times magazine, was looking for fodder for an upcoming column.
It also sounds like Keller — whose previous tweet was dated March 27 — doesn't engage in the medium enough to have an opinion.
He certainly doesn't appear to know how to cultivate a discussion beyond provocation — the groan-inducing post was his only tweet yesterday.