I Believe Revisited

In revisiting my “I Believe” assignment, I had a strong feeling about my last “I believe” statement. The statement was:

  • I believe that a great idea for delivering news is through twitter and social media applications.

Upon further review, I now think that it is a terrible idea to deliver news through twitter and social media applications. I have learned that users on twitter and other forms of social media can hand-pick the news or viewpoint that they want to be true. Twitter and social media outlets have too narrow a viewpoint to be any type of effective medium for productive news reading. Not that I have too much faith in CNN or other online sites that use varied tactics like sensationalist content (Harbaugh) or fear-provoking headlines (Ebola: The ISIS of Biological Agents?) to deliver quality news, but one news outlet that should not be used for mainstream purposes is twitter and social media.

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