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Twitter Swine Flu news: the downside

Twitter Swine Flu news: the downside

Tim Finin, 6:56am 27 April 2009

While we can use Twitter for news or reports on unfolding events from the field, it’s a noisy channel. As usual, Randall Munroe captures it well. I especially like its highlighting how Twitter’s search page lets you know there have been dozens of new matching tweets since you searched a moment ago. It seems that the flu-related tweets are arriving faster than anyone can read them.


Swine flu on twitter: the downside


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