Thursday
Jul282011

To tweet or not to tweet - that is the critical question

You’re leaving a performance you are to review. Your deadline is two days away, but you have a thought you want to share with your followers on Twitter. Or you have a video camera in your cell phone and you can do a stand-up of a 15-second comment. Do either of these break an embargo? What if the tweet or video don’t include critical assessment so much as an observation on audience reaction or a one-time only event, such as a cell phone’s ringing out mid-performance? The rules are hazy in the new world of instant communication. Jonathan Fischer, Arts Editor at Washington’s City Paper, wrote on the topic in fall, 2010. Click here.