Twitter: The P2P-Ification of News

Lots of Scoble-herded chatter on the interwebs about how news of last night’s Sichuan quake showed up first on Twitter. Fascinating stuff.

My point of view, which I have made a number of times in recent talks, is that Twitter represents the democratization of realtime headline news. It’s all realtime and all headlines — and important (even if a nascent and messy phenomenon).

Related posts:

  1. Realtime News — Sort of
  2. Akamai’s Realtime News Consumption Thingie
  3. Free Realtime Quotes from Google etc.
  4. Tech Stuff: Twitter Feed
  5. Twitter Twaddle