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Why Twitter Is Best Place After Celeb Death

  • Gigaom, Wednesday, August 13, 2014 1:28 PM

There are a host of issues with a real-time, massively-networked information source like Twitter when there’s a breaking news event like the death of actor and comedian Robin Williams — fake reports, inappropriate sponsored tweets, the release of potentially dangerous details about the method of death, and so on. As with any other rapidly unfolding situation that takes place on the internet, there is a certain amount of chaos and questionable behavior. But social media also has many positive aspects to it in those kinds of situations.

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