The news is older that journalism itself. The oldest form of social media is people spreading information about what is happening and who it is happening too to the circle of people they know.
For example, if spread of information is what ‘news’ essentially is, then Twitter is no different. It’s a real-time, rapid, wonderful ecosystem of information. Twitter is a living, breathing swirl of information and clutter. Clutter, that can, in essence, be cut down and trimmed according to individual needs.
The big question in and around the communications industry is how will social media have an effect on us?
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