Wednesday, November 28, 2012
MediaShift Idea Lab . During Hurricane Sandy, News Participation Starts at 'Home' | PBS
MediaShift Idea Lab . During Hurricane Sandy, News Participation Starts at 'Home' | PBS: Recently, Hurricane Sandy here in the United States demonstrated this, with Twitter and Instagram in particular serving as major platforms for people to participate in an unfolding, news-worthy event. And media outlets took notice, with extensive reports around the effort of citizen participation. Some lauded the efforts of individuals to share information on Twitter; while others noted the changing flavor of the tweets, which evolved from humorous pokes at media coverage to critical information exchange. And of course, one user's account was famously unmasked for its false and potentially dangerous tweets.