Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Can Journalists Scour Facebook For News? Is It Newsworthy? Is It Breaking?

These questions came to mind when I saw Slate's recent post about Caroline Giuliani, who was a member of a Barack Obama support group on the social networking site Facebook. I don't know about you, but many questions are raised, and I spent most of the wee hours asking them over at IvyGate. So in the spirit of not rewriting...

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2 comments:

Travis Mitchell said...

I'd be interested to hear what you think about the 6:01am facebook group departure time.

Doesn't it seem odd that Giuliani's daughter would be rummaging around on facebook in the wee hours of the morning?

The Editorialiste said...

@Travis:

Thanks for the read; as I said to Missy, I'm honored.

I think that 6:01 a.m. time indicates that it wasn't Caroline herself that was logged in to her Facebook profile at that time. Suspicious -- I'm not even up that early, and I commute more than an hour to work.

What do you think?

All the best,
The Editorialiste.