The benefits (and challenges) of user-generated news

Matt Rhodes reflects on the role that users can play in generating news content, and the implications for us all.

“I’ve spent the last ten days with no Internet and very little access to English-language news sources. On my return I turned to my three favourite sources for getting up to speed quickly on what’s been happening: BBC News, Twitter and Google. The first of these for an overview of what had happened and the last two to really delve into some depth, to find out what people have been saying and to see what’s really been happening.

It turns out I missed a lot.”

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(via FutureLab)

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