Life – and death – move so quickly in the Internet age. Consummate American political journalist Tim Russert , best known as host of Meet the Press, died suddenly several hours ago of a heart attack in the Washington DC offices of NBC News.

The news was instantly all over Twitter, the social networking / micro blogging platform.

If you had any doubt that “new media” possesses as much gravitas as established MSM, take a look at his Wikipedia page, already updated in the past tense. He will be sorely missed here in D.C. as well as around the world.


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More on the magic of Twitter (as it relates to Tim Russert) by Steve Gillmor