May
02

The Twitter Era

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We have explored our fascination with Twitter and how it is amazing that so much information is shared between people within seconds all over the globe. It has been reported that the news of Osama bin Laden’s death broke on Twitter, but did you know that an IT consultant in Abbottabad had been tweeting about a helicopter hovering followed by a blast? Unknowingly live-tweeting history.

Check out this fantastic article by Al Tompkins and read more about Twitter’s impact in breaking news on the Poynter Institute’s site. If you weren’t already a Twitter user, hopefully this will convince you.

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