Top story around noon is how Twitter is still being debated as a news source. Journalism peeps wear me out sometimes with their slowness to embrace new technologies. Twitter is a great aggregator of commentary and information. Is it always correct? Nope. But the correct stuff always overwhelms the incorrect stuff. And the more peeps you have in your Twitter network, the more informed (or entertained) you are.
Some people don’t get Twitter. It’s not for everyone. I hear that some people don’t even check their email every 15 minutes!
Anyway, TechCrunch pointed out that the tragedy in Mumbai yesterday was first reported – and firsthand – by those using Twitter in India, well before the mainstream media figured it out.
UPDATE: CNN now has a story about it. But even the lead sentence indicates a bit of being behind the times.
It was the day social media appeared to come of age and signaled itself as a news gathering force to be reckoned with.