(Originally posted on Oct. 13, 2010)
Lost Remote posted a survey:
“Last week we posted an entertaining Twitter exchange between competing TV stations in Seattle, and ‘Zhendirez’ left the comment, ‘Heck, I retweet the competition when they have something interesting that I know we won’t.’ So what do you think? When (if ever) should a news organization retweet something from a competing news organization?”
For the record, I’ve always believed in the soundness of the theory that retweeting the competition (all competition, all platforms) tells people you are plugged into the news, no matter where it comes from, and they come to think of you as the premier news source. No one, however, encourages retweeting mere rumors.