Plastiki Reports from the Middle of the Ocean

Dear Diary,

It has been 11 days since Plastiki, the 60-foot sea voyager made of recycled plastic bottles, sailed through the Golden Gate Bridge on its way to Australia. Before the crew left, it was visited on deck by Robin Williams, who performed a queen of England riff that was captured on video.

I write that because I have no idea how to write a lede or nut graf or organize facts in a remotely logical way.

There are no messages sent in a bottle. Whatever that means. But for Plastiki and the New York Times’ utterly amateurish West Coast outpost, there is Twitter.

Loyal followers of our ‘what we did on our summer vacations’ blog know that NYT reporters in California have no idea how to conduct interviews. But boy, can we ever talk about Twitter and use its most basic functions!

Read the exact to-and-fro that I had in a Twitter conversation with the Plastiki crew


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