Real-time realities of modern media

December 2, 2009 at 3:38 pm 5 comments

CrunchGear have posted an excellent piece on the recent Tiger Woods brouhaha, discussing the relationships between the more traditional forms and the newer forms of media.

The connections between the two are something we’ve blogged about in the past here on the Moreover Blog, and a somewhat sensationalistic story like the Woods crash is a great example of how the different media types coexist and compliment each other. CrunchGear post a detailed dissection on real-time discussion (e.g. Twitter) and real-time reporting (e.g. broadcast), wherein the value in each lies.

Twitter will help a story like this spread like wildfire, although it is (generally) still the mainstream media that provides the initial “spark”. While Twitter users will proliferate any discussion, it is still journalists who are at the scene of a breaking news story reporting on the issues soon to be propagated by Twitter and the likes.

While social media certainly has an important role to play in today’s news, it’s worth will been seen in real-time discussions rather than real-time reporting. For more in depth (and more insightful!) analysis check out the full CrunchGear post :

When a major news story breaks are you more likely to turn to Twitter or the BBC/CNN for the breaking details?

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Aussie Hottie  |  December 11, 2009 at 12:59 am

    So the place where I’ve seen Twitter used most effectively is in line with what you were talking about. When you have an established enterprise with an anchor media product (ie, tv news, radio show, etc.) then you can complement that offering with the more real-time or “special” notifications that Twitter and Facebook can provide. I agree that social media by itself cannot create the wildfire effect.

  • 2. Aaron W. Clopton  |  December 16, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    This is the exact basis that is new and working well for

    It is managed into numerous, individual channels that sort the news that you talk about.

  • 3. zakgollop  |  December 17, 2009 at 9:15 am

    Looks like a great example of where traditional and new media meet, interesting stuff!

  • 4. Sinopsis Film  |  December 22, 2009 at 12:30 pm

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  • 5. Gadgets Article  |  December 22, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Finally! A relevant, intelligent post regarding a subject that so much logic is missing. Many thanks for sharing this inventive and intelligent commentary with the world. We definitely need lot of sense like you’ve shown here. I appreciate it very much Smile.

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