Word of Mouth
Mon November 5, 2012
Super-storm Sandy once again has journalists talking about social media’s evolving role in breaking news coverage. Using laptops and smartphones, many Americans on the eastern seaboard contributed to national coverage of the storm via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Some social media users also unwittingly contributed to the spread of misinformation, by sharing or retweeting links and updates that weren’t true. Word of mouth producer Taylor Quimby brings us the story of what lessons can be learned from Sandy about how to responsibly tweet when news breaks…whether it’s a storm or a presidential election.