BBC Makes using social media a requirement for staffers

This makes it pretty much official I guess. An interesting story about the BBC telling its news staff to use social media as a primary source of information caught my attention. Especially the bit where BBC staffers are told by their global news director that they can expect to find themselves out of work if they are not able to successfully incorporate news from RSS readers or twitter into their reporting.

This seems a tad extreme to me as I am still not entirely convinced about the veracity of the information that can be found on social media platforms like twitter and RSS feeds.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/pda/2010/feb/10/bbc-news-social-media

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~ by Vinayak Pande on February 11, 2010.

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