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Twitter Appreciated As Pulse Of A Nation

David Carr credits Twitter for forcing the mainstream media to focus on the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. “Often derided as a platform for banalities, [Twitter] has become much more than that in the age of always-on information,” Carr writes in The New York Times. “For people in the news business, Twitter was initially viewed as one more way to promote and distribute content … But as the world has become an ever more complicated place … Twitter has become an early warning service for news organizations, a way to see into stories even when they don’t have significant reporting assets on the ground.”

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