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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Twitter Does not Self Correct

Some research is described in GigaOm. My own observations about Twitter:

Its all about Memes.  We believe what we want to.  The evidence of increasing amounts of 'following' do not necessarily imply truth, only how interesting the claim itself may be.  Something pictorially sensational will increase interest.  Depending on later context, there may never be self correction of a false claim.  Both true and false claims remain online.  The more sensational is more likely to be found during a subsequent search.  So the internet cannot be assumed to be self correcting.

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