13.06.2011 11.Siwan, 5771
Untangling the Web: Tweets across the Middle East
A new Jpost column on the ever-changing world of news online: Social media stakes its place via Iran protests, Haiti's quake and the Arab Spring.
Since its commercialization in the 1990s, the Internet has had a role to play in the development of every sector, and journalism is no exception. While some believe that the industry committed commercial suicide by putting content online for free some two decades ago, most agree that the move away from hard copy to digital products is progress in some way, even if there have been, and continue to be, difficulties in monetizing the product.
As a news junkie, both at home and at work, as well as something of a facebook fan, this move suits me just fine. Tweets, “likes” and online sharing appeal to my generation, and as an online editor, any development which brings sources together into one place is welcome….