Want the latest on Obama and Romney’s polling numbers? Twitter jumps into the political frenzy with a new “political barometer,” intending to use Tweets to highlight how the candidates match up.
Debates about whether Twitter breaks news or not miss the point about how the news game has changed with the arrival of social media and the democratization of distribution it provides. Mainstream media outlets are still players, but they are no longer the only ones.
Twitter and Facebook are great tools for reporting on world events — but what happens when we turn those tools on one another? We got a glimpse of that in Vancouver, and it was a glimpse of a future that some would rather not see.
The American Society of News Editors has come out with a report looking at social-media policies at major media organizations, and while there is some positive advice, the report continues to tell media outlets that journalists should not be human beings when they are online.
Krishna Bharat is the founder and head of Google News and a Distinguished Research Scientist at Google (NSDQ: GOOG). He can also be followed…
Is the man who live-tweeted the bin Laden attack a “citizen journalist?” Some argue that he is not, but the reality is that what we call journalism is being unbundled into its component parts, and anyone can now perform some or all of those functions.
You’ve seen the stories about how Twitter was used to break the news on Osama bin Laden’s death, and the huge effect the event has had on In…
Osama Bin Laden’s death Sunday evening drove people to the web to find out more, and top sites are now disclosing just how many people visit…
The news of Osama bin Laden’s death that broke late Sunday evening has proved to be a cause for jubilant celebration, somber reflection, detailed analysis … and thousands of jokes on Twitter. Most of the bon mots fall into a few categories, which we’ve rounded up here.
While many would like to give credit to Twitter for breaking the news about Osama bin Laden, this isn’t about Twitter vs. media — it’s about the reality of a new ecosystem of news, one in which Twitter and Facebook play an extremely powerful role.