I don’t watch the News any more for two reasons. Firstly, it’s depressing, sensationalist and upsetting and secondly because I can get my News stories direct through Twitter and from sources that I consider to be reliable and on my wavelength.
Why sit through hours of edited news stories when you can find out what happens as it’s happening through the Tweetsphere.
minutes after she was found” http://www.stylist.co.uk/life/amy-winehouse-how-twitter-broke-the-news#image-rotator-2. And that’s exactly how I found out, at first everyone wondered whether it was a rumour and of course, as with anything you have to cut through the rubbish to find the real story.
I was in Normandy when I heard about the London riots via a text from a friend who simply said: “where are you, Croydon is on fire?” My first port of call was Twitter: to speak to the people I knew at home and who could tell me what’s going on as it happened.