On Big Events, Twitter Devolves Into Cable News

Ben Walsh: Information overload detracts from site's best trait, judgment

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 19, 2012 2:17 PM CST

(Newser) – Twitter is supposed to be an innovative—and personalized—way of getting big news as it happens, but anyone who had it up as the Newtown school shooting unfolded might have thought otherwise, writes online editor Ben Walsh at Reuters. "At moments of acute...   Read full story »

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