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Don’t Get Left Behind

Frédéric Filloux breaks down some lessons from the coverage of Osama Bin Laden’s death:

[B]eat reporters now need a new skill: they must master the microblogging service in the most professional of ways. Tweeter has now reached a new status: main alert feed – as long as (and that is a big “if”) a proper credibility index is used to qualify the source. Such capability is supposed to be the key differentiation between a pro and an amateur.