You don't get more real-life, real-time drama than a room full of alleged adults descending into chaos, with protestors shouting and state troopers funneling in to quell a potential riot. This is what the cable news guys would have called great TV. In fact, it was great TV — it just didn't happen on TV. And increasingly, it won't.
TV, it was nice knowing you
Twitter and TV have had a great synergy, to use a word I loathe. People watch a sporting event or a presidential debate or "American Idol," and they tweet about it to and with each other. It's why folks like NBC partnered with Twitter for last summer's Olympic broadcasts; it's why the sports talk shows have a constant Twitter feed running alongside the mindless jabbering of pudgy ex-jocks.
But guess what? Twitter doesn't need TV any more. Neither do the rest of us. Can't say I'll miss it much.
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