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Social Media for Breaking News

Instead of just another social media angle, Read Write Web has some tips on how to tap into on-the-ground news on what is happening in Japan.

With major news event now also turning into stories about social media, Read Write Web says the mere fact that people are using social media in a given situation does not make that a piece of tech news. “So we thought, what could we do regarding the Japan earthquake, tsunami and problems with nearby nuclear plants, that wouldn’t be contrived? We decided that the only thing we can and should do right now is provide a highly wired readership with a collection of resources that will bring them on-the-ground news regarding what is going on in Japan.”


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