Twitter becoming “real-time news wire for the world,” analyst says

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New media analyst Mathew Ingram writes on GigaOM that there’s a growing demand not only for careful curation of news, but also “the need to start looking at news as a process and not as a pristine, finished product.” He cites the BBC, which has staffers assigned to pull in reports from Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube and other outlets for verification, similar to Andy Carvin’s work for NPR. “Twitter is becoming the real-time news wire for the world, and we need people who can make use of it as such … And we need new attitudes about how we look at journalism as well, now that everyone is doing it.”

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