Monday, March 01, 2010

The Chilean Tsunami and Twitter

I watched a video feed of local Hawaiian news on UStream, with a Twitter feed in the side frame. My verdict: Twitter spam flashing past near the posts-per-second barrier is no substitute for news. Twitter's a fine service, and they've done good in finding lost children and rallying the Iranian opposition and everything. But in this instance it was useless as a news source.

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