Should journalists have the power to break news first? – The BBC’s use of Twitter

The BBC has had a troublesome time of late with it being involved in the Jimmy Savile scandal, and then the whole debacle with Newsnight naming of a man alleged to be a paedophile, but who actually wasn’t a paedophile. On the whole, though, the BBC News website has maintained its popularity throughout the 15 […]

Twitter: a utilisation of knowledge or a collection of ignorance?

Hayek (1979) said ignorance can be conquered “not by the acquisition of more knowledge, but by the utilisation of knowledge which is and remains widely dispersed among individuals.” Alfred Hermida used this quote in his 2010 essay entitled ‘Twittering the news – the emergence of ambient journalism’ to describe micro-blogging. In this post, I am […]