There are dangers of hacking, and creating false information for the public.
Reporters jump the gun, see something on Twitter, and in the rush to be the first reporter of the news, fail to check its validity and create false stories, resulting in confusion and disarray.Bob August
. What if, asks Ron Charles, someone sues over a libelous tweet? Would the tweeter's employer be as culpable as the tweeter, given that tweets, arguably, are an extension of the journalist's work?
TimoKirkkalaDuring the 2008 Mumbai attacks, eyewitnesses sent an estimated 16 tweets every second. Twitter users on the ground helped compile a list of the dead and injured. In addition, users sent out vital information such as emergency phone numbers and the location of hospitals needing blood donations.CNN called this "the day that social media appeared to come of age" since many different groups made significant use of Twitter to gather news and coordinate responses.[
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The Evolution of twitterSource: cobalt123 (Flickr)
Twitter started out as “twttr” in 2006,Source: Jack dorsey (Flickr)Michael Arrington of TechCrunch commented thatalthough he liked the service, he also noted that he feltuncomfortable with the fact that every users Twitter pageis available to the public.
Now, there are over 200 million activeusers on Twitter every day.Source: CC ChapmanB (Flickr)
With the growth of smartphones, Twitter hasbecome increasingly accessible at anytime and canbe used instantly in any situation. It has wovenitself into the fabric of daily life.Source: Manic StreetPreacher (Flickr)
But…is that reallya good thing?Source: WingedWolf (Flickr)
Twitter is susceptible to hacking, which can lead to the creation offalse information….Which can easily be spread like wildfire by the click of a buttonSource: Bo Insogna(Flickr)
In April 2013 the Associated Press Twitter account was briefly hacked into,sending out a message that US president Barack Obama had been injuredin an attack on the White House.Stocks lost $134 billion in value almostinstantly, before recovering in value when itwas discovered the report was FALSESource: Whatknot(Flickr)
Reporters jump the gun, see something on Twitter, andin the rush to be the first reporter of the news, fail tocheck its validity and create false stories, resulting inconfusion and disarray.Source: bob august(Flickr)
With their intimacy and immediacy, social networkscan put journalists in murky territory:"Am I a reporter [when tweeting]? Am I an editor? Am I a critic? Or am I just talkingamong friends?”-Paul FarhiSource: paleotic (Flickr)
What if, asks Ron Charles, someone sues over a libelous tweet? Wouldthe tweeters employer be as culpable as the tweeter, given that tweets,arguably, are an extension of the journalists work?Source: Google Advanced Images
Says Charles,"We have no guidance at all."Source: Selbe B (Flickr)
Mark Briggs answers that reportersare obligated to uphold ethicalstandards even while casuallytweeting. "Whatever you put outthere doesnt have to be triplechecked, but it cant be reckless orinaccurate, either," he says"You also have to respect other peoples work.Dont take credit for it if its not yours."Source: o4orange (Flickr)
But…if used properlyTwitter can be a big benefitin emergency situations.Source: Natalieingram(Flickr)
During the 2008 Mumbai Attacks, eyewitnesses sent an estimated 16tweets per second. Twitter users on the ground helped to compile a listof the dead and the injured. As well, vital information such as emergencynumbers and locations of hospital in need of blood donations were sentthrough Twitter.CNN called this “the day that social media appeared to come ofage” as many different groups made significant use of Twitter togather news and coordinate responses.Source: Timo Kirkkala(Flickr)
With all being considered, can Twitter become a new form ofnews outlet, or is it simply a social networking site?Source: Creativelenna(Flickr)
Twitter was meant as a place where you had thefreedom to express any thoughts you may have…Source: Fresh Conservative(Flickr)
Professional sports leagues have guidelines for their athleteson Twitter. Is that censorship? Where is the freedom in that?Source: Lynn Kelley (Flickr)
And why was Twitter blocked by the Egyptiangoveernment during the 2011 Egyptian protestsSource: nebedaay (Flickr)
Source: dfinnecy (Flickr)Should Twitter users expect privacy and freedoms, or WILLTHEY simply be shuttered and hidden at the WHIMS ofgovernments and corporations?
7 years on, Twitter has evolved, yet we are still unclear of its truepotential and wary of what is written.Source: Scott Beale(Flickr)One thing is known though, that Twitter has become a fixture in our lives, and we must adaptto its constant updates and tweets that could affect us at anytime.
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