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.
Chris Hamilton, the BBC's social media editor, elaborated on the decision, saying: