Is Twitter a tech company or a news service?


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The $64 question of the day:  Is Twitter a tech company or a news service.  Is it social media or social NEWS media.  That’s a tough question.  But is there a right answer?

When Twitter first started, it was just a quick way to message friends to let them know what you were doing.  140 Characters.  Then came the raid on bin Laden, and twitter became a de facto news service.  Within the span of minutes, different people and news agencies were reporting different things about the raid.  Some said it had happened 2 weeks prior; some said it had happened two days before.  Turns out it was happening at that very moment.

And the storm in New Jersey?  When tv news producers were tweeting that the New York Stock Exchange was underwater.  And folks ran with it.  And it was NOT under water.

Read the article, and feel free to post your discussions about what you think Twitter is, and how it should now it should be viewed as a news source

Is Twitter a tech company or a news service? – Aug. 22, 2014.

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