As my director pointed out the other week, it seems that times have changed in how we recieve our news headlines. Micheal Jackson’s death was released into the public ears, but it wasn’t through the BBC that it was recieved, but for many it was through the world of social media… Facebook and Twitter.
We all know how fast news can spread, but finding out a major headline through the facebook staus of someone you have had contact with at some point in your lifetime is a new and thought-provoking way to gain this.
My placement position currently sits within the communications team, which involves the press and new media. Therefore the talk of twitter has covered the air of my office in many different discussions and debates!!