The New York Daily News reported over the weekend that "Twitter becomes key evidence in case after Jameg Blake charged with murdering friend, cops say."
The provocative headline raised some eyebrows in the social networking community, as it hints at the idea that somehow Twitter may be responsible.
I agree. Why is this news? Why is the media always trying to paint technology as the devil or the latest trend as some sort of source of evil?
Here are some headlines you would NEVER see:
- "Voicemails left on Samsung Omnia™ phone via the Verizon Wireless network key evidence in racketeering case"
- "Mongoose Maxim 26" Men's Full Suspension Mountain Bike aids getaway in local robbery"
- "Semen-stained Hanes Ultimate Stretch Cotton Ballet T-Shirt plays important role in rape verdict"
Why would you never read those headlines? Because you don't call out a specific product or service unless that product or service is directly responsible for what happened!
Yes, the parties involved in the murder were tweeting up until the incident, but I'm sure they were doing other things too. Maybe they were eating at Taco Bell or watching Jersey Shore or filing their taxes.
Beware! Eating at Taco Bell can turn you to a life of crime!