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Time to Dump Global from Twitter
Bill Martin
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Time to Dump Global from Twitter

Being a "newshound", I appreciate Twitter as a go to place for quick and current doses of what's happening in our province and beyond. My on-line diet includes the usual Canadian media outlets, but one has been a source of frustration for quite some time and today I am giving up on Global.

Despite being among the more prolific tweeters, the folks at Global don't seem to understand how to use the nifty little service.

Their tweets are all too often cryptic in nature, more titillating or teasing than informative. Global tweets seem designed to draw us to them, more like a bait and switch.

Here is an example from many months ago during a power outage in HRM, when Global tweeted, "And there is the outage. 10,000 customers. Cause is damage to transmission equipment. Restoration at 8:15. Lots of traffic lights out."

Compare that with a tweet from the CBC, "More than 10,000 customers without power in the Hammonds Plains/Pockwock/Bedford area right now. Est. restoration time is around 8:15 this morning. Remember to treat intersections without power as a four-way stop."

While the CBC gives us all the info we need as an update, Global requires you to visit their link to find out where.

Perhaps it is because they take for granted we understand that Halifax is their focus of concern. We see the proof of that most weekends as the person on the news desk declares the station's interest has nothing to do with Nova Scotia. The call for news tips says, "Good morning! I'm on the web desk for @globalhalifax and @Global_NB this Saturday. If you see anything newsworthy please send it my way."

I guess New Brunswick is more important than Nova Scotia.

Enjoy your city of choice Global. Goodbye from the rest of Nova Scotia.

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