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Did you know that a train derailed in Baltimore today? If you saw it break on Twitter, you’re likely watching events unfold as they happen.
This is nothing new and pales in comparison to other live-tweeted breaking events, but it does make one wonder to what extent reporters and photojournalists will go to get the story.
How many times each day do you see something on social media that makes me marvel at people’s lack of personal boundaries? Pretty often, we’re guessing.
One way folks feed into this ‘too much info’ (TMI) mentality is through live-tweeting.
Yes, live-tweeting can be great for breaking news and such, but do we want to read live tweets from someone pushing out a baby? If you’ve ever heard someone recount even a bit of the birthing process, the answer is a resounding NO. But someone did it. And we’re guessing that’s only the tip of this TMI iceberg.
If you’re a journalist found of live-tweeting breaking news, this post may sadden. Well, if you’re Canadian it might.
It seems Quebec courts do NOT appreciate this little bit of technology and have banned live-tweeting from courtrooms.
There’s a teeny tiny loophole though. Small enough to squeeze a few tweets through.
Do you follow live-tweeting action from some of your favorite shows?
If you haven’t yet or if you’re not sure which shows ARE live-tweeting, Twitter has made a dedicated page and some lists to help you!
Remember years ago when restaurants used to ask if you wanted to be seated in the smoking or nonsmoking section? Well, one day soon, a common question when participating in . . . anything, really, may be “would you like that with or without social media?” Sound far-fetched? Tell that to the 21-year-old woman who just had a brain tumor removed live on Twitter.
On July 22, 2011 Anders Behring Breivik murdered 77 people in Norway. We can say that he murdered them as he doesn’t deny it – though he does claim it was self-defense, according to the many sites reporting on his trial that started today. We also know that he plans to read a 30 minute statement explaining this “self-defense” assertion tomorrow. We can read about it at the end of the day tomorrow or we can follow one of the journalists live-tweeting from the courtroom.
But is that level of detail really necessary?
The decision to live-tweet a knee surgery wasn’t one that Ohio State University Medical Center took lightly. They debated it, initially leaning towards scrapping the idea. But when they found a minimally invasive procedure and a patient willing to be part of the process, they decided to take the plunge and live-tweet the first ever surgery on Twitter.