January 6, 2014

Can/Should Tweets Become Advertisements?

Posted by Dr. Laura Guertin

So here’s a tweet that made me do a double-take…

Can you imagine, even for those of us that are not journalists, having your tweet appear in a full-page ad in The New York Times without your permission, and even after you have said “thanks, but no thanks”?  This article is definitely worth a read – and ends with an interesting discussion of Twitter’s terms of service and the suggestion that, perhaps, the NYT and other publications should have their own clear terms and rules – perhaps.

You can access the article at: http://publiceditor.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/06/when-a-partial-tweet-becomes-an-ad-what-are-the-rules/