Everyone who has one (and who doesn't have one by now) knows that Twitter is the fastest way to stay up to date with current events. The micro-blog has completely changed how we all get knews and realizing that, journalist have now taken up using it as a tool to share breaking news stories with the world.
Or at least, they did. Seems big news corporations are cracking down on their staffs to ensure that their network gets all the coverage and hits from a story, not their team's Twitter pages. With that in mind, BBC sent out a memo to their staffers yesterday, announcing that reporters are NOT allowed to break news stories on Twitter before they tell their newsroom colleagues.
"We prize the increasing value of Twitter, and other social networks, to us (and our audiences) as a platform for our content, a newsgathering tool and a new way of engaging with people. Being quick off the mark with breaking news is essential to that mission. But we've been clear that our first priority remains ensuring that important information reaches BBC colleagues, and thus all our audiences, as quickly as possible – and certainly not after it reaches Twitter."
Fair is fair, we guess. Though, we are of the opinion that if the reporter tweets a breaking news bulletin and then plugs their outlet, that could be just as beneficial for all.
Maybe you guys should sit down and find a happy medium. It just seems so cruel to limit a person's Twitter time. That's right. We said it! We live in the Twitterverse and we're proud of it. Don't deprive the people!
What do U think? Fair? Unfair?