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Twitter overtakes newspapers on G20 reporting

No overtaking
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Well, that’s what it says here. One of the Frontline Club‘s bloggers claims that Twitter is overtaking traditional methods as the place the G20 stuff is being reported.

I’m sure that’s kind of true. Social media is increasingly important and this is a case where it’s being noticed. On the other hand until someone produces an issue of the Times with 140 characters only I’m not sure there’s a direct comparison to be made.Sure, bulletin for bulletin there are more Tweets than reports – but until someone does a word/character count on all the traditional media so we can see how many Tweets it would account for, the position isn’t clear.

You could almost think it’s not really a like for like comparison, don’t you think?

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April 2, 2009 - Posted by | social media trends | , , , , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. You could almost think it’s a comparison between Twitter-style breaking news headlines and Times-style analysis/editorials…

    Comment by Giacomo Squintani | April 2, 2009

  2. nice

    Comment by http://www.FALA1.com | April 2, 2009

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