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On Journalism and Twitter by @fieldproducer, @acarvin et al

Mentioned in this discussion: 08/Jan/2011 US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shot in Arizona http://chirpstory.com/li/413 Read More
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Neal Mann @fieldproducer

If you've been following the unrest in Middle East what do you make of @acarvin Retweets? Could argue much of RTs is rumour & not checked...

07/03/2011 06:06:30 WIB
Andy Carvin @acarvin

@fieldproducer of course it's not checked. I send to my followers and they work with me to fact check. They've been absolutely invaluable.

07/03/2011 06:09:33 WIB
Chantelle Fiddy @ChantelleFiddy

"Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it." Emily Dickinson

07/03/2011 06:08:06 WIB
Neal Mann @fieldproducer

@ChantelleFiddy What brings that kind of profound tweeting on at this hour?

07/03/2011 06:09:48 WIB
Neal Mann @fieldproducer

@acarvin true, what do you make of argument that as journalists we should check facts before broadcast on any type of media?

07/03/2011 06:10:53 WIB
Andy Carvin @acarvin

@fieldproducer well I wouldnt do this via @nprnews, for example. But I regularly tell my followers to be skeptical and help me sort it out.

07/03/2011 06:12:53 WIB
David Wyllie @journodave

@fieldproducer @acarvin The problem is that you're oft dealing with people who have skin in the game, they need rumours to spread.

07/03/2011 06:12:54 WIB
Andy Carvin @acarvin

@journodave @fieldproducer they all have skin in the game but that doesn't mean they're faking videos of protesters getting shot.

07/03/2011 06:14:03 WIB
Anthony DeRosa 🗽 @Anthony

@journodave @fieldproducer @acarvin truth gets sorted from fiction faster via social media than traditional media because # of factcheckers

07/03/2011 06:14:31 WIB
Alex Murray @leguape

@AntDeRosa @journodave @fieldproducer @acarvin Not true. SocMed can run errors much longer too. eg "new" Zawiyah video on Fri had old clips.

07/03/2011 06:20:31 WIB
Anthony DeRosa 🗽 @Anthony

@leguape @journodave @fieldproducer @acarvin that's going to happen sometimes too, but less likely here cause so many to dispute it

07/03/2011 06:21:57 WIB
Andy Carvin @acarvin

RT @AntDeRosa: truth gets sorted from fiction faster via social media than traditional media because # of factcheckers

07/03/2011 06:15:22 WIB
David Wyllie @journodave

@fieldproducer @acarvin a lot of tweets came from one or two accounts which, on occasion, seemed like they were just making stuff up.

07/03/2011 06:13:30 WIB
David Wyllie @journodave

@fieldproducer @acarvin to drop a rumour and run is okay once in a while, but it fogs everything up if you do it all day.

07/03/2011 06:14:06 WIB
Anthony DeRosa 🗽 @Anthony

@AntDeRosa @journodave @fieldproducer @acarvin social media is both a broadcasting tool and a fact-checking tool, you RT to get to the truth

07/03/2011 06:15:06 WIB
Andy Carvin @acarvin

@journodave @fieldproducer not when you've recruited many of your users to be a part of a twitter factchecking project.

07/03/2011 06:16:41 WIB
David Wyllie @journodave

@AntDeRosa @fieldproducer @acarvin do the majority know that though? Aren't many accepting what you're retweeting as as-good-as-fact?

07/03/2011 06:16:30 WIB
Anthony DeRosa 🗽 @Anthony

@journodave @fieldproducer @acarvin Andy isn't RTing just everything getting tossed out there, he's RTing it to get more information.

07/03/2011 06:17:36 WIB
Neal Mann @fieldproducer

@AntDeRosa @carvin how does social media help fact check faster than traditional sources? Most of those in it aren't there?

07/03/2011 06:17:09 WIB
David Wyllie @journodave

@AntDeRosa @fieldproducer @acarvin I know it's admirable, but if there's going to be serious debate about "big media" response we should...

07/03/2011 06:19:10 WIB
David Wyllie @journodave

@AntDeRosa @fieldproducer @acarvin consider inherent prob of getting info from people who you dont know are primary/sec/tert sources

07/03/2011 06:19:55 WIB
Andy Carvin @acarvin

@journodave @fieldproducer I've also discovered that about 90% of what my sources have said have proven to be correct. I'll take those odds.

07/03/2011 06:18:10 WIB
Neal Mann @fieldproducer

Journalism isn't about odds RT @acarvin I've discovered about 90% of what my sources said have proven to be correct. I'll take those odds.

07/03/2011 06:19:30 WIB
Anthony DeRosa 🗽 @Anthony

@fieldproducer @carvin if I had a dollar for every time someone said "most of them are not there" which is a patently false statement

07/03/2011 06:18:33 WIB
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