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Gone fishing

by Hal Newman Last evening I exchanged notes with a well-regarded television journalist who seemed to be actively refusing to acknowledge the importance of news-on-the-net via social media as a real-world alternative to the nightly newscast. The discussion was surreal at best. She truly believes ‘we’ need her and her colleagues to be our filter because we can’t understand the facts on our own. ‘We’ need journalists to decipher the code for us. When I mentioned that near-real-time situational awareness…

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