On today’s episode, the challenge of news at the speed of Twitter. Navigating the speed and voracity of the channel while avoiding risk. I’m joined by two folks who spend way more time on Twitter than you do and still manage to stay sane. Cam Gordon is the Head of Communications for Twitter Canada, a job he’s held for 3 and a half years. It’s his job to explain and defend the platform. Before that, he worked a decade in PR agencies helping clients navigate media and communications issues.
Elamin Abdelmahmoud is a news curation & social media editor for BuzzFeed News who also writes columns for Chatelaine Magazine and The Globe and Mail. He’s a regular feature on CBC panels of all kinds and tends to a Twitter following of over 17K.
“The things that we write about originate on Twitter. Then we write about them, and they go back on Twitter, and people talk about them.It's a virtuous cycle and Twitter keeps us in business, I think, as much as we keep Twitter in business.”