No, Twitter isn’t a revolution in media speed

Lots of Twitterers commented on how they heard from Twitter first about the LA Earthquake, and how amazing it is. Not so fast:

“I’d suggest a far more likely scenario is that Twitter is the first place that bloggers and other chatterati first saw it, and as they are the ones who tend to talk about it in the blogosphere echo system which consumes nearly all their attention, that’s clearly where they perceive it was first reported…..

The poor old mainstream media of course are hobbled by totally unreasonable requirements such as checking and confirming facts before its broadcast, unlike a social network.”

(Via broadstuff.)