But that’s the point. Anyone on the internet can act as a journalist with with enough retweets.
I accept that I should have more clearly isolated the first paragraph from the third. That was my intent with the quotes.
It’s not a scare quote. Many people online claim to be journalists but have no training or education. Ben Kuchera is a well known and verifiable journalist. Others aren’t.
People slap “OPINION” on the top of an article and act like it becomes a personal blog. Honestly, when I see his name or (another writer that I simply don’t agree with but have no problem with)’s name on the top I immediately back out.
When I got into gaming it was very word-of-mouth. News came from press releases in magazines or your friends. Now the first person to get the news gets the retweet and the fame whether or not the subject is fully and ethically researched or not.
Honestly, it’s not just a few, but many “journalists” have drawn a line in the sand. That’s a great way to get people to consider your side. Nothing like trying to have a peaceful intelligent conversation with someone that has just been insulted for the last several paragraphs.
Absolutely! I’ve been looking at it two ways. One way is that the new accounts may show few people making many troll accounts. Another way is that new people may finally be entering the discussion. IMO, getting people to talk, even if they are against your opinion, is an essential part of progress.
I have the original Night Trap and a Sega CD. I don’t really know why anyone wants to play it.