Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Twitter shows how the news is made, and it's not pretty - but it's better that we see it

Not long after the Boston Marathon bombings occurred on Monday afternoon, several Twitter users noted that these kinds of real-time news events illustrate how incredible the service is as a source of breaking news, but at the same time how terrible it is. Sure enough, there were plenty of fake news reports to go around on Monday, from reports of suspicious vehicles to the arrest of alleged perpetrators - just as there were during superstorm Sandy ...

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