For whatever it's worth, Stavitsky says in a tweet that he was quoting a media critic when he said Digg-like sites were parasitic. Also, OregonLive and The Oregonian, even though they are separate corporations, are under the common ownership of the Newhouse family in New Jersey. Combining O-Live and The O would solve most of the content and technical problems, so it's inexplicable why they don't take such a simple, obvious step.
Folks in The O's online department maintain several Twitter accounts, mostly for tweeting headlines and links to news and entertainment postings. Reporters also have been tweeting live from news events. The op-ed section is a whole different animal and doesn't necessarily reflect The O's own opinions. As a former MSM journalist, I do think that if you can't figure out how to use technology to do your job better, you ought to be fired for incompetence or lack of imagination or both.
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