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“You’re blowing it with Fox News. The axis today is not liberal and conservative. The axis is constructive-destructive, and you’ve cast your lot with the destructive people. Fox has become an incredibly destructive force in our society. You can be better, and this is going to be your legacy if you’re not careful.”—Steve Jobs to Rupert Murdoch over dinner in June 2010.
News of the World is big news on the web
When details of the News of the World phone-hacking scandal and the subsequent closure of the best-selling British tabloid hit the Web, social media went into overdrive and the continuing saga became a global trending topic. Newsrooms around the world elevated the online conversation with articles, interactive graphics, video and various media.
One of the most informative and visually arresting synopses of Tuesday’s British Parliament hearing is The Guardian’s interactive timeline of Twitter activity during Rupert Murdoch’s testimony. The word bubbles grow larger or smaller depending on the frequency of use in the Twittersphere and the most retweeted Twitter messages in each particular time frame are displayed in the sidebar on the left.