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February 11, 2013

Go, Read: Government Officials, Twitter, Comic Books

Fabrice Stroun was nice enough to send a link along to this post, summarizing a mini-controversy about the use of Twitter by French government officials using recent statements by Culture Minister Aurelie Filiippetti on the state of the BD industry. There's a set of distinctions employed there that might be familiar to North American comics fans and professionals, although we don't talk about it the same way, or even openly, really: the differences between a segment of an industry doing well relative to other segments and an industry that may be doing well in a macro-economic sense but not rewarding its authors and industry professionals. What standard we use to measure the health of an industry is a conversation worth having, I think, on Twitter or anyplace we can have it.
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