Newspapers see text messaging threat

Text messenging is far more widespread in Europe and Asia than in the US — and last week international editors and publishers Newspapers See Danger in Text Messagingwarned their US counterparts that such nontraditional communication channels are quickly surpassing traditional mass media: newspapers, radio and TV.

“This is a communications circuit very difficult to control but easy to manipulate because it’s as if every citizen had a printing press at home. And whoever wants to insert himself into the chain can make an exponential effect during crises,” according to Pedro J. Ramirez, editor of Spain’s El Mundo.

Thanks to Trav for the alert.

By Kathy E. Gill

Digital evangelist, speaker, writer, educator. Transplanted Southerner; teach newbies to ride motorcycles! @kegill

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