When New York's police recently "cleaned" Zuccotti Park also AP staff got arrested. They tweeted about it before it was on AP's own wire - that was against the internal guidelines, the reason why "Associated Press staff (was) scolded for tweeting to fast". Read Mathew Ingram's "Memo to AP", his reply. It shows that it is not a general problem of AP only. It is a question of how newswires in general should start to look at Twitter. Ingram cited Brian Stelter, New York Times, who "noted, if Twitter is beating the wire then maybe the wire should speed up."
GigaOM :: It’s a distributed digital-information network that gives subscribers short news updates in something approaching real time, whether on the web or a mobile device. If you said Twitter, you would be right. But that same description also fits traditional newswires like Associated Press and Reuters. So how are they trying to evolve and compete with this new social news service?
[Mathew Ingram:] If Twitter is beating your news wire, you have bigger problems.
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