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Maggie L

Maggie L
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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Hostage Situation and Twitter

Hey in case you didn't see it, there's a nice article in the Washington Post on how Twitter broke most of the news in the hostage situation in Maryland yesterday. There was a lot of stuff there, pics and links that was out way ahead of the rest of the media. Monitor Twitter, but proceed with caution. Don't use anything until you get it confirmed yourself. You can use the information to shoot you in the right direction but be careful about letting it replace your own reporting.