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Submitted by MineshRai 646d ago | article

Will Social Media replace the Traditional News source?

Mirolta : For most of history, people have lived in complete ignorance of things that happened only miles away from them. If there was an earthquake in South America, no one in Great Britain would have known a few centuries ago–hey, they didn’t even know the continent existed for millennia. News in recent years has shifted from something that came on television sets and radios a couple of times a day to a twenty-four-hour-a-day global industry.

We have all personally witnessed the way in which social media has begun to shape our news content. The perfect example of this phenomenon is the case of Sohaib Athar, the Pakistani IT consultant who inadvertently live-tweeted the killing of Osama Bin Ladin in 2011. Not only did Athar break a powerful news story before any major outlet could get to it, he almost gave away international military secrets.... (Services, Social Media, Web)

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