Trip Jennings has a great commentary over on the Independent today about how Twitter is changing the face of journalism.
In light of the remarkable use of Twitter by the demonstrating masses in Iran, Jennings gives an anecdote about a recent "scoop" he thought he had in Santa Fe until one of the lawmakers present decided to "tweet" the news as well. Within minutes, another reporter showed up...
Twitter comes of age in Tehran -- and Santa Fe
by Trip Jennings
If you think Twitter is just a way for American techno geeks to navel gaze, how mistaken you are.
Watching protesters in Tehran use Twitter and other social networking services to tap out messages and share photos of impromptu demonstrations has put that myth to bed, hopefully forever.
Read the rest here.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009