I first read the news about yesterday’s Boston Marathon bomb attack on Twitter. It was a full 15-20 minutes before CNN reported it on Cable, and probably 35 minutes before any major media had a story online. Boston.com was the first outlet I saw to report on this.
Meanwhile, Twitter had photos, video, running real-time commentary.
I recall something similar occurred with the OBL assassination.
All of this raises a very interesting question: Is Twitter the new tape? Has it replaced newswire services, Dow Jones, AP, etc?
Discuss . . .