And yet again Twitter is showing that it is at the forefront of world news. As CNN made it’s name during the Kuwaiti war in 1991, so Twitter showed during the terrorist attacks in Mumbai that it is the new ‘media’ force to be reckoned with.
With the awful Turkish Airlines plane crash near Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam yesterday, Twitter broke the news first. As the Telegraph put it ‘news of the plane crash involving Turkish Airlines flight 1951 near Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam broke first on Twitter, before being picked up by the mainstream media’. As we’ve said before….Mainstream media is being left behind….