BBC blog: Twitter and the China earthquake

BBC Technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones muses on Robert Scoble’s claim that Twitter broke the news of the earthquake in China quicker than United States Geological Survey, which provides early warnings of seismic events.

“Let’s see, as this story unfolds, whether this is the moment when Twitter comes of age as a platform which can bring faster coverage of a major news event than traditional media, while allowing participants and onlookers to share their experiences,” suggests Mr Cellan-Jones.

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    Interesting story. Twitter as a news vehicle. I am not sure that it is truly a viable option. One could make the same argument for text messaging, albeit not as viral.

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