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You know I know we're gonna talk -- the news -- and social media and admitted being no better time to talk about that in the last week we had of course a blast in Texas that.
That killed a number of our first responders and people that we're nearby but of course we had the the two of bombings that took place in Boston last week -- so much a social media took part in that sum to the detriment unfortunately of the story.
But a lot of it to the advancement of the story to help identify the suspects outlets talk about that -- talk about the news flow on social media well.
There's -- thing about the news -- if you think back and this is when I realized.
That there was going to be a of a marriage of social media and real news of you know you know journalists who -- they are who want real journalists and real journalist.
You know people that write for the New York Times and people who are bloggers.
When captain Sully landed that plane in the Hudson.
And the very first photo of all the people on the wing came from Twitter long before it it it it was on any network I sent him.
It social media is not gonna play a role in the -- information is disseminated -- any Indian news flow.
I think that it's kind of the wild wild west in the news now and we're gonna happen.
We're gonna have to figure out how how to get accurate information because there's an awful lot of misinformation that's spread.
In the in everybody's rush to get the information out fast as they possibly can.
Or remind viewers to you can weigh in on Twitter on FaceBook right here on our chat live a more monitoring a mall and so our folks in New York so feel free to ask any questions America -- irony thing for that matter.
You you mentioned about some of the flow it and how it's really relating with social media I guess what my question is how are -- stories being told because.
You know obviously got people that are going to have their own -- -- to be political or own agenda of any type for that matter.
Obvious people that really are trying to tell stories that maybe don't have a background and happen -- of people that are very good at what they do so.
How are these stories being told when using social media well.
I mean when you social media is indicative by the way in Boston the very first photo which.
Was on Twitter with it but in in under sixty seconds that's the first place we got a visual of what was going on -- on Twitter.
Eight the which immediately feeds into broadcast.
You know you have 24/7.
Many of them just like here you know networks were covering things all day long.
The eight and -- and they look at social media they look at FaceBook they look at Twitter they look at a variety of places.
To see you know what information they can get but sometimes they also report based on things that they read I mean -- was -- a poor kid at Brown University his name came out in Boston -- absolutely nothing.
To do with anything you can't leave his room now.
-- because a lot of people reported and a lot of people have since you know apologize for reporting it but they dad.
And and this doesn't happen just because of social media I mean it it it's always happened in the news anyway.
I mean the news happened so quickly what I would suggest that people think I mean I'm -- news junkie.
In my office they have twelve different screens -- I watch everything on the Internet and on you know in the real world.
You know television what I would suggest to people is when there's a big bad breaking event turn off TV a turn off your Smartphone.
Aided turn off your Twitter -- get take a walk re read the news the next day.
And you'll have it it as -- Accurate of a reflection on what happened the day before as your friends who -- glued to 24/7 news cycles.
-- summer I disagree with you there I'm gonna say turn on and monitor and understand.
You know who to follow who not to follow at the same time.
Do some -- surgery you know would -- -- somebody report something.
Go on and look -- anybody else reputable going with that.
And if not keep it on the side bar -- maybe something that -- be coming on the pipeline that eventually does does happen you mentioned some of the pictures that were posted.
That weren't even the right people men and one of them -- -- up on the front page of the New York Post to me.
That -- you had CNN news reports stuff.
And a lot of it does come from social meat of course that -- you snowball a before I ask my next question do wanna get a couple of shout outs as you know there's an online shows that we would not people like watching from all over.
The people from Asia last week they were talking about today -- -- Sean Belle Taylor is watching from Trinidad and Tobago.
And we have Ron Reagan Alex is -- -- she is from Jersey city's about her clothes close to home watching his Wellesley appreciate them tuning in.
A lot of misinformation -- that's the other issue.
That -- you mentioned maybe -- Check out the next day and I say would know watch those speeds right now.
But be careful of misinformation and understand the people are gonna throw things other than -- -- that's what you have to do your research and know who you're following.
You had a problem is a look commented John V I'm not -- take my own advice I'm going to be glued to.
You know a dozen different news sources and they will totally different things when a reputable news station reports something.
You -- from may I look at that and say.
They would I take it with a grain of salt until it's confirmed.
You know what.
I was up in in new town.
I sat on a desperate for a network for a day.
And I saw the way the police handled the information there and the police lieutenant -- -- -- -- who -- -- press conference every other -- and then every other day.
Said basically look if it doesn't come from me it's not -- You're asking a lot of questions about a lot of misinformation.
We will tell you what we factually now and that's all we will -- Mean.
That that's somebody you can trust and that's the sourcing and trust other than that then that I think there's a lot of rumors that fly around.
And a lot of people who believe those rumors and if you look at the number of -- tweets for instance in Boston.
The number the amount of things that were read pleaded that was -- information was staggering.
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