Sky News is set to appoint a dedicated member of staff to trawl Twitter for breaking news. Yes, in a "leaked" memo which Sneak is pretty sure Sky will not be too concerned about (after all, it makes them look, like, totally Media 2.0, man) it has transpired that a certain Ruth Barnett will be the lucky lady.
The new Twitter correspondent will no doubt be tasked with searching for the kind of breaking news that has come via the web 2.0 phenomenon in the past few weeks; the Hudson River rescue, Buffalo plane crash, and the attempted rescue of a British snowboarder. However, Barnett will have her work cut out to sift through the more usual items of 'news' posted on Twitter:"off to the gym", "sigh" and "anyone want a coffee?" are just this morning's pick.
Sneak doesn't know what's more worrying. That media companies are now investing so much time and resources to platforms which are mainly used to peddle self-indulgent twaddle, or the fact that Sneak heard this news today through his Twitter feed.
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