Andy Carvin and Twitter

Andy Carvin is a senior strategist at NPR. During the protests in Tunisia and Egypt he used his twitter account as a personal news wire. He seeked out sources in Egypt and shared them over his account. He collected tweets and Facebook messages, curated and publish them afterwards. His followers on Twitter helped him by translating and researching questions. The result was a collection of first hand accounts that were published not only via his Twitter account but also by fellow journalists. Articles here and here

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