As is my usual habit when on hols, the other morning I switched on the computer and scanned the local newspapers online at the same time activating Twitter, the email and a few other browser windows. Right in the most prominent pane on the Age online was a report of U.S. Airways flight 1549 coming down in the Hudson. Clicking over to the twitter feed was a tweet from Will Richardson,
“willrich45 Flock of geese is cause of jet crash. Amazing. Everyone survived it looks like.
I plan on relying on those (traditional news), folks for my news for as long as there’s a business to support them. But I’ll be using Twitter and the Web to augment that coverage–to tell me something very quickly, or to pass along news gleaned from news reports in the first place.