Last Thursday morning I headed off on my bicycle to Casa Mia for my daily espresso macchiato. When I arrived I noticed that there were bicycles locked to every parking meter on Queen Street had a bicycle locked to it. So I tweeted:
And tomorrow, a week later, the tweet becomes a full-fledged Maritime Noon phone-in:
The lovely irony of this is that three days earlier I found the essay The News About the Internet from The New York Review of Books thanks to a tweet from the selfsame Maritime Noon. The essay includes a quote from New York Times executive editor Bill Keller:
The wonderful florescence of communication ignited by the Internet contains countless voices riffing on the journalism of others but not so many that do serious reporting of their own.
Now I’m as much of a riffer-on-journalism as the next guy, and while it’s hard to claim a “hey, look at all the bicycles” utterance is Serious Reporting, it is nice to see the ecosystem runs both ways.
Tune in to Maritime Noon tomorrow, August 5, 2009, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Atlantic Daylight Time (live stream) to hear what happens when the utterance gets magnified.