News coverage – social networking leading the race?

I ‘heard’ the news, long before it was aired on Television or published on online news channels.

My source was not reliable, but the news did turn out to be true.  I saw the news flashing on Twitter and Facebook. People awaiting confirmation from news media on Michael Jackson’s death had numerous – almost ‘live’- status changes.

This got me thinking, was it the timing when I logged in to the networking site or was there more to the way I first heard the news?

I did a little investigation and  this is what I found.

Word of mouth still the most effective means to transmit information, eh!

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