What happened to the story is more interesting than the story at this point. Did Kim Kardashian’s lawyers make a stink? Did the fact checkers work through a backlog? This is the story that said that Kim gets $10,000/tweet and that I get $900/tweet.
I don’t know about Kim, but I’ve never gotten paid by this company. The $900 number arose because I went to the site to see what celebs are getting per tweet, and you have to register to access this information, so I registered. The next thing I know, people are reporting that I’m getting paid $900/tweet. This is different from the company calculating how much it might pay me based on the number of followers.
This sort of thing can happen in a world of user-generated content without the resources of a large organization to do fact-checking and verification. Oh, wait, BusinessWeek is a large organization with the resources to do fact-checking and verification. I thought the way journalism works is write, fact-check, publish. Now it’s: write, publish, pull, regret?
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