March 24, 2010

Bret Schulte’s The Distribution Revolution

Posted in Reading Responses at 9:09 am by ahonan

At first I thought this was going to be about the evils of Facebook and Twitter. I was relieved to see that this article was about their positive aspects. I have used Facebook for a while and while I do not follow any news stories through their I do get info on TV programs and books that are coming out.

  • “Maybe in earlier eras [news organizations] needed proof of concept to do anything; now nobody’s waiting for proof of concept”

This quote is from the beginning of the article, I definitely agree with it and think that this is something that should be fixed if news organizations are going to continue using social networking sites.

If they want to be trusted and have a greater number of followers, they are going to have to have proof of what they are saying it true. No one is going to listen to someone who only gets their facts right half of the time. It will only take one time of someone repeating their false information and making a fool of themselves to get them to move on to another source.

So if the number of people using Twitter and Facebook to get their news is indeed on the rise, then these news groups are going to have to come up with a new way of verifying information quicker.

And of course to make life easier they posted a way to link the story to your Facebook or Twitter account. Ridiculous.

Story Site: The Distribution Revolution

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