First JournChat

This is a summary of my very first journchat on Twitter. JournChat is a weekly conversation between journalists, bloggers and public relations folks. I had a great time.


  1. First, you are supposed to introduce yourself.
  2. One of the questions were, "What does the CC on Youtube mean for news media outlets?"

    So I replied...

  3. Then another question came upon my Tweetdeck. 

  4. Then, I became really excited because my tweet got retweeted. 

    Another question was, "What would you add/remove from the 'Social Media Guidelines' for journalist? Do think this is needed?"

  5. And finally the reply... 
  6. The rebuttal...
  7. I think this is such an important issue. And these tweets between me and Roeberg points out an important point about twitter and the internet in general. Everything that you say, that is newsworthy or very important to the public, spreads like wildfire! Whether it is a natural disaster, something a celebrity does or even something that has to do with the U.S. economy, it spreads really fast. That become a real problem when what is spread isn't close to the truth or is just a bold lie. To a certain extent, it is the readers and surfers of the internet to use their media literacy skills to figure out the truth for themselves. I also believe that there should be some type of twitter (or internet) user or group dedicated to tracking down rumors and misinformation spread on the internet and find the truth. It would be just harder to track down because the internet is constantly going. It's not like a newspaper or magazine, where the next day, biases and lies can be corrected. Lies and biases are constantly uploaded on the internet and taken in by the world wide web audience. It makes me curious to know how exactly, and if it would ever get to a point where the government would get involved.