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(NPR)   "This week, these awful events have cemented the reality that the media is now everyone, anyone, with a computer or a smart phone, a Twitter account or a Facebook page"   (npr.org) divider line 18
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2013-04-21 03:54:10 PM
6 votes:
And with the same degree of accuracy.
2013-04-21 03:54:53 PM
3 votes:
That happened long before this week.
2013-04-21 05:04:53 PM
2 votes:

S.A.S.Q.U.A.T.C.H.: Imagine how much more free our country will be when our news comes from friends and neighbors on the spot instead of filtered sources controlled by capitalists.


Imagine how much more stupid our country will be when our news comes from friends and neighbors who never even graduated high school, and can't negotiate complex ideas and relationships.Folks who can't tell the number of sides in a triangle. Really.
2013-04-21 09:58:24 PM
1 votes:
All I know is I was on Fark for 3 hours reading the updates as it was happening , and it was more accurate than any tv news outlet.
2013-04-21 08:50:17 PM
1 votes:

dmax: S.A.S.Q.U.A.T.C.H.: Imagine how much more free our country will be when our news comes from friends and neighbors on the spot instead of filtered sources controlled by capitalists.

Imagine how much more stupid our country will be when our news comes from friends and neighbors who never even graduated high school, and can't negotiate complex ideas and relationships.Folks who can't tell the number of sides in a triangle. Really.


Bloody Farking Hell.
2013-04-21 04:53:37 PM
1 votes:
Though there was still too much speculation and filler while awaiting real info, it was always presented as such so I was satisfied with msnbc. And when the internet was going nuts with "missing Brown student" they specifically said, "no, it's not."
2013-04-21 04:52:53 PM
1 votes:
I try not to give news serious consideration until it's at least three days old.  Real-time reports are just entertainment, no matter what the source.
2013-04-21 04:48:24 PM
1 votes:
"This week, these awful events have cemented the awful reality that the media is now everyone, anyone, with a computer or a smart phone, a Twitter account or a Facebook page"

FTFU
2013-04-21 04:40:21 PM
1 votes:
Can reddit just stop patting themselves on the back please? They're the source of so much of the misinformation, yet they're so proud of all they supposedly think they did.
2013-04-21 04:11:45 PM
1 votes:
Twitter is the new ham radio
2013-04-21 04:10:56 PM
1 votes:
This becomes the scary part, because the media organizations can be held to account (Fark you, CNN!), but the average person who starts a lie and misinformation, who leads a witchhunt will not be held to the same account. The people on a subreddit that tried to identify the bombers were defensive when other took their misinformed speculation as fact.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/17/boston-marathon-investigati on -reddit-detectives_n_3101126.html

The question is how as a society we balance the value created by technology (all the cameras and footage that was supplied as evidence) without the training and professionalism. There are few of us trained in police work outside of watching wholly unrealistic dramas. Few of us have the basics of journalism, asking question and inquiry. 

Major media organizations have undermined their credibility, which no doubt is why many people turn to other sources, but there is a case for a certain level of gatekeeper and expert to sort through this. What there needs to be is a true demand on the part of consumers to drop the retarded, partisan news structure of today and refocus on serious news gathering and investigative journalism that will instill in journalists. And there needs to be as much skepticism of online journalists as we have developed of major news (fark you, CNN!)

Also, let's farking remember that in the middle of a crisis establishing facts will be hard, some mistakes may be made and none of it is 'proof' of a global Illumnati campaign, because seriously, the Illuminati would have had this shiat locked down tighter if 1% of what is attributed to them were true (fark you, Alex Jones!)
2013-04-21 04:07:32 PM
1 votes:
This may explain why media outlets don't feel the need to verify before publishing.  Ain't nobody got time for that
2013-04-21 04:07:19 PM
1 votes:
An important distinction that many of the great unwashed masses are not aware of:

When you post to Facebook, it is not shared with 100% of your followers/friends/fans.  That is, Facebook shares your post with a certain % of your 'friends' via an algorithmic that takes into account your interaction with them, similar interests, etc.

When you post to Twitter, it is delivered to 100% of your followers.
2013-04-21 04:05:30 PM
1 votes:
i151.photobucket.com

Seeing tv journalists read directly from Twitter or FB is about as lazy as one can possibly get.
2013-04-21 04:04:51 PM
1 votes:
Cell phone cameras: simultaneously the best and worst thing to ever happen to police investigations.
2013-04-21 04:04:22 PM
1 votes:
While the Internet gets news faster than traditional news outlets, it's also often times more inaccurate than what those same traditional news outlets would put out.  That's not an absolute, which we saw last week; the Internet by and large got shiat a lot more right and a lot quicker than CNN & Co. did.  I remarked to someone during the MIT shooting/carjacking/Watertown events that it was all over Twitter and other websites one hour before any network or cable station picked up on it.  In fact, Lester Holt at MSNBC needed to be woken up to get his ass to the studio so they could go live with information.  There were IEDs all over the street and one person in the hospital before CNN even mentioned the officer at MIT had been shot.  Interestingly, they were also last to pick up on the fact that all these events were connected to the Boston Marathon bombing that Monday.
2013-04-21 03:59:31 PM
1 votes:
still better than fox news, amirite
2013-04-21 03:55:14 PM
1 votes:
Wikipedia problem meets MSM.
 
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