Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Breaking news online

There’s an interesting flow chart, originally posted by Michael Surtees on DesignNotes that I thought I’d share.

The chart below illustrates how people used different online tools and platforms to break the Hudson River plane crash news. While looking at it, I was amazed to see how news can be instantly broken to potentially hundreds and thousands of online surfers and viewers, with the use of simple microblogging and live-streaming tools like Twitter.

With mobile and live streaming tools playing an increasingly important role in breaking eye witness stories, it seems to be just a question of time before these are incorporated into a microblogging TV widget running on an IPTV platform.

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