Monitoring Social Media for Fresh, Contemporary, and Reliable Sources
News is being broken on Twitter hours before it makes it to the blogs and sometimes days before it makes it to the main stream news. With the use of very fast protocols on top of social networks, information gathering can be expeditied by understanding when and where to look and by understanding how to sift relevant news from the noise.
In context of a typical day of news gathering online, explore the contemporary internet from the people who make up the new publishers and audience online. Consider methods for using social networks and applications like Twitter, Friendfeed, aggregators like Bloglines and Google Reader, and popular indices like Popurls and Techmeme.