Twitter is the New Tape: Discuss

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. 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 . . .

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