Tweet first Think later

Journalism & the Online Revolution

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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Posted on November 10, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Apple now has Rhapsody as an app, which is a great start, but it is currently hampered by the inability to store locally on your iPod, and has a dismal 64kbps bit rate. If this changes, then it will somewhat negate this advantage for the Zune, but the 10 songs per month will still be a big plus in Zune Pass’ favor

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