Dear Future Employer,
I want to be a cyberworld reporter. My duties will be to surf the net, especially social media sites, and to write about the controversies that erupt online. Media outlets have started reporting about tweets and Facebook stats, but there hasn’t been a special breed of reporters who are assigned to actually focus on hunting for storylines in the cyberworld.
Like normal reporters, cyberworld reporters will have beats too–a Facebook beat, a Twitter beat, a Tumblr beat, a Pinterest beat, etc. Besides reporting on breaking news, they will also map out each cyber terrain, analyze the groups and factions in each cyber hub, and identify the social norms, ethics, and politics of each realm.
What made me realize that there was a viable market for these storylines?