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On Big Events, Twitter Devolves Into Cable News

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

(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 information and emotional overload, Twitter’... More »

Blogosphere Reinventing Journalism, Not Bleeding It

(Newser) - The blogosphere might not be the future of news sprung fully formed from the corpse of old media, Michael Massing writes in the New York Review of Books, but neither is it “parasite” feeding on newspapers. “The practice of journalism, far from being leeched by the Web, is... More »

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