In this new age of technological development, breaking news has never been more up to date than now.
On March 11, 2011, I checked my Facebook and Twitter and saw an overwhelming amount of news feed updates relating to Japan and the horrific events that were taking place at that very moment. I found this confusing, as I was unsure of the credibility but I kept on reading anyway. I came across several friends tweeting about a disastrous earthquake that had hit Japan and a tsunami that soon followed. Unable to grasp the reality of this, I turned on the television to the local news station. Wow. Everything I had read on Facebook and Twitter were all true, and we were all witnessing Mother Nature at her ultimate worst. Day after day, I received all my updates through Facebook and Twitter; I also shared news to my friends and family that were unaware of this tragedy across the globe.
Research has established the underlying fact that we are, without a doubt, living in a digital information age. Picking up a newspaper and flipping through the pages seems like ancient history, unless we are skipping to the crossword puzzles and Sudoku. Social media platforms have developed into news bearers and personal news reporters at our very fingertips. News stations have also started delivering breaking news through social media platforms and providing up-to-date coverage. Being informed has never been easier, with a click of a button we are able to be engrossed in all areas of news around the world. Thanks to social media, we are receiving news as it happens, sometimes even before news organizations have a chance to report it.
Check out the infographic below to learn more about how Social Media is changing the ways of journalism. (Credit Schools.com)
A little bit about me: I am a huge social media fan, when I wake up in the morning I check my social media on my phone like the newspaper! I love being connected to everyone and social media is perfect for keeping in touch. I am interested in new ways social media is evolving and I can’t wait to see the transformations that will take place. I am not just a social media junkie, I also love real time with my friends, trying different places to eat, exploring different areas and long drives.