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How Twitter, Blogs And Mainstream Media Covered The Trayvon Martin Case Differently

The Trayvon Martin case was the first US story this year to get more mainstream and new media coverage than the presidential race. But each form of media focused on different aspects of the story – from the legal ramifications to the role of race to calls for vengeance, the story’s many facets were highlighted depending on where it was being discussed.
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UK Journalists Can Now Tweet From Any Courtroom Without Getting Permission First

New rules have been set out for social media in the courtroom, and Twitter is getting a warm welcome. Journalists in the UK can now use Twitter during court proceedings without requesting permission before tweeting.
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“Old Media” Exec On Twitter: “I understand how to wash dishes. I don’t do it regularly.”

It’s refreshing to hear some honesty from the upper echelon of media types, even if that honest is of the sort that belittles Twitter.

At Reuter’s Global Media Summit, several prominent members of “old media” spoke about their reluctance to hop aboard the Twitter train, claiming that they didn’t need to use it to understand it – and understand that it’s not for them.
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Want To Be The First To Know The Latest Tech And Social News? Follow These Twitter Lists

As I tell almost anyone I meet (sadly, even if we’re not even talking Twitter), Twitter lists are one of the most powerful features you’ll ever use. A list enables you to get a snaspshot of a segment of Twitter users who have something in common – say, they’re all social media experts or tech journalists – and puts all of their tweets in one place.

Here are some of my personal favorite lists for staying up-to-date on the goings on in the tech and social space.
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Mainstream Media Uses Twitter To Broadcast, Share Their Own Material

If you follow any mainstream media Twitter accounts on Twitter, when was the last time you received an @mention or @reply from one of them? If you answered never, you’re in the majority.

A new study from the Pew Research Center’s Project in Excellence in Journalism shows that mainstream media rarely uses Twitter to engage or share links from sources other than their own websites, instead preferring to tweet broadcast-like messages of the news of the day.
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Inappropriate Tweeting From Public Officials Has Hit Critical Mass

I’m not sure what’s in the water this week, but there have been a rash of high-profile Twitter screw ups lately.

Just hours ago we reported that the Palestinian envoy to Canada was fired for retweeting an offensive video, and now it looks like two others are under the gun for their tweeting habits: a French minister for a misdirected sexy DM and a LA cop for an overly-graphic tweeted pic. What gives?
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Twitter Gives Developers Access To Its Image Uploader API

Less than a week after it rolled out its official image sharing service to all users, Twitter has opened up its media uploader API to developers. And many are speculating that this is the biggest nail in the coffin of current Twitter image uploader services Twitpic and Yfrog yet.

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Twitter Explodes Over News Of The World Shutting Down [STATS]

Twitter erupted over the news that Rupert Murdoch’s 168-year-old tabloid News of the World would be shutting its doors forever this Sunday in response to the controversy over their phone hacking. And, despite “News of the World” itself only trending on Twitter for a brief moment early Friday morning, this scandal could prove to be bigger than even the massive super injunction scandal which preceded it.
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Twitter Launches “Twitter For Newsrooms” For Media Professionals

Twitter has launched “Twitter For Newsrooms”, a service designed to provide media professionals the tools they need to navigate the news in 140-character form.
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StockTwits To Companies: It’s Time To Start Tweeting Your Financial News

StockTwits – the company that has built a financial and investment community on top of Twitter – is launching StockTwits IR Suite for investors to leverage the viral atmosphere of social media.
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