...don’t be fooled by the fallacy that it’s blogs and social media that “break news”. News has always broken outside of newsrooms. It’s just that now, more people see it before it hits the papers. It does, however, reach the most people, in the most responsible way, via traditional media. Newspapers aren’t perfect, but they get a lot less wrong a lot less often than crowd-driven and hysterical social media services
~ source will be revealed later
Citizen Media in action! A Syrian Twitter user claims that he was the first to break the news that Syrian Prime Minister Riad Farid Hijab would defect a week ago. The Twitter user goes by the name @THE_47th and is also credited with announcing other defections well before mainstream media.