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Posts tagged with Velocity of news

For everyone who has ever found themselves using TweetDeck, it is easy to draw parallels between sensationalism and Twitter. For example, when the report of a possible gunman at Virginia Tech hit the Twitterverse in August, sensationalist posts flooded newsfeeds throughout the duration of the day. This caused the incident to be the topic of […]

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There are many reasons to live-tweet. There could be a guest speaker in class or a panel that you are listening to. Beat reporters also live-tweet from sporting events. But can live-tweeting be used for entertainment? Andy Boyle was just a regular customer at a Burger King in Boston, Massachusetts when he overhead a couple […]

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This Tuesday our guest speaker is Jack Censer. Mr. Censer used to teach The History of Journalism and is a fan of the Old Regime French Press and the French Revolution (all according to Professor Klein so if this is not true I refuse to be held accountable). Anyway, one of my themes is the […]

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The velocity of news: a timeline.

Posted by: | September 12, 2011 | No Comment |

I attempted to create a timeline of the velocity of news. This was not exactly an easy feat but three websites and three new accounts later I finally succeeded. Hopefully. Maybe. The velocity of news: a timeline. While creating this I noticed a couple of things. The velocity of news changed rapidly in periods of […]

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