George Stephanopoulus just interrupted “The Chew” to announce that Iran and several other countries, including the United States, have come to a tentative nuclear agreement. That’s scary for any number of reasons, but what really freaks me out is that he said John Kerry, our country’s Secretary of State, tweeted that an agreement had been reached right in the lead of his story. And some other country did, too.
I’m still figuring out how to make sure my blog posts are tweeted properly, which of course they’re not. And I’m certain it wasn’t Mr. Kerry himself, but a staffer, who actually tweeted the message. But…really? Tweeting has become that ubiquitous? (I just love when I can use that word—Latin for everywhere and apropos ubiquitous is, too, not a conceit.) The head of countries are announcing nuclear agreements through a tweet. The world pretty much covers “everywhere.” What do you suppose his hashtags were? For some reason, I can’t follow John Kerry right now, but here’s some about the topic I just found: #Iran, #IranTalks and #NobelPeacePrize.
Is that how ABC News found out about the agreement? Is it the tweet from John Kerry that prompted them to interrupt regular programming? I’m not saying this isn’t really important and worth breaking in to “The Chew,” I’m just flabbergasted that Twitter plays such a role in this story, in our world, in the way we learn about things like #GlobalPolicy, #SavingOurPlanet, #KeyNuclearIssue. #OMG.
I have so much catching up to do. I’ve never needed my daughters more.