Tweet first Think later
There is of course a reason behind all this noise surrounding the role of the social media in mainstream journalism, the role of Twitter in particular.
So why is this happening? Well as a part of the social media and a portal for UGC, Twitter is a micro blogging website which allows you in 140 characters to speak briefly and concisely, as well as connect using @reply and the #hash tags opening a gateway to all the other people who are speaking about the same things as you are.
As Hermida (2010) states in the journal TWITTERING THE NEWS (based on Java et al., 2007, p. 2) people use Twitter for four reasons: daily chatter, conversation, sharing information and reporting news. Both sharing information and reporting the news is distinctively relevant to journalism. And if as according to tech crunch 170Million users are active (out of 500 million) the…
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