virtual ticker is consumable online, more likely these days
on a smartphone.
The timeline may be the best and worst thing that’s hap-
pened to how news is delivered. Every player interviewed for
this story used nearly the identical phrase: “Twitter is my
newspaper.” “I use it as my news source, versus a newspa-
per,” says 20-year-old Jordan Spieth. “When I get up or when
I go to bed, I check it. I use it for news, scores, funny stuff, it’s
all of the above.” While we pause to allow ink-and-paper afi-
cionados to grieve, consider that Twitter has actually raised
the profile of the media and information-sharers in the eyes
of the “millennials” so coveted by advertisers (although mon-
etizing that influence is proving a difficult trick).
Nearly every player also says his or her passion for Twitter goes through phases.
… news, scores, funny stuff.” —Jordan Spieth