Posted by Probably Rachel
When I was in high school I was completely
obsessed with immersed in current events because I competed on the speech team in International Extemp. Now, unfortunately, I’m not as immersed.
I do occasionally check news online, however I believe that I am now one of those people. Meaning that I seem to get a lot of my news on social media, primarily on Twitter.
I know that I’m not the only one. News is changing and people are becoming more involved in generating news coverage. For example, we recently felt an earthquake in Northeast Ohio (which is an extremely uncommon occurrence). Twitter is where information on the earthquake broke. We were talking about it long before the reporters were.
Does that mean I only read information about the earthquake on Twitter?
No. Once the news broke I started searching news sources for information and details… but it took a fair amount of time before I could get real reports.
The way I see it, Twitter (and other social platforms) are news-related tools.
Where do you get your news?