Monday, July 13, 2009

AP to dabble in Twitter crowdsourcing at Sotomayor hearing

There is a first-time for everything and the AP's exploiting of Twitter for crowdsourcing purposes is definitely a first. The Associated Press already embraced Web 2.0 some time ago by using Twitter to promote its mobile news platform and such. AP reporters engage with Twitter in the name of promoting their articles and blogs. But never before has the AP used the microblogging titan to relinquish its authoritative power to its readers. AP's crowdsourcing efforts have been set in motion in the days leading up to Sonia Sotomayor's Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, allowing readers the possibility to direct reporters' questions and coverage via the AP_Courtside Twitter feed. To Learn More Click Here

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