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The impact of citizen journalism on the media

“The power of photography combined with the immediacy and ubiquity of social media already presents a huge challenge for traditional media.”

Huge opportunity too.

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The One Function Twitter Desperately Needs

Twitter shouldn’t have to make sure everything crossing its servers is factual or true, but it is in Twitter’s interest to themselves to give us the tools to clean things up. Otherwise it risks becoming a cesspool of untruths and rumors. Twitter needs a way to reel bad information back in. It needs a way to let us flag things that we’ve said that turn out to be wrong. Twitter needs an edit button, a correction process.

In the wake of premature reporting surrounding the Boston bombings and spurious tweets from news agencies and retailers, the edit button is becoming a necessity.  

Apple rumors are still ok though