Will Twitter become your outlet for news?

Nearly one-in-ten U.S. adults (8%) get news through Twitter (Pew, 2013). More recent scandals, such as the Zimmerman trial have proven Twitter’s power as a source of information. This case alone (Zimmerman) ranked in millions of tweets and all in a short period of time. Jason Bellini from WSJ live claims, “in the 26 hours after the verdict last July, nearly 5 millions tweets went out about it”. The question is…will twitter outdo companies such as Facebook? Where exactly does Twitter stand on all this?

WSJ’s Jason Bellini has #TheShortAnswer.




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