Here’s a game you can play: some of the comments below this piece will inevitably be critical and dismissive of Twitter. Try substituting the word Twitter for the words ‘people talking’ and see whether the criticisms still make sense.
Mostly what’s revealed here is that Curtis, like numerous media figures before him, has mistaken Twitter for a publishing platform when in fact it’s a conversational platform. It’s easy to see why that looks like a threat to some media observers.
What do you think of the points he raises?