Where did that tweet come from?

Check out Dan Brickley’s post on the chaos around tweets about Iran. The key quote from the post in my opinion is:

Without tools to trace reports to their source, to claims about their source from credible intermediaries, or evidence, this isn’t directly useful. Even grassroots journalists needs evidence.

Even with retweets it’s hard to figure out where information is coming from and from whom especially as it flows in real time.

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1 comment
  1. Chris Bailey said:

    Dan happens to be a ex-ILRT’er – small world.

    Also, where’s my OpenID login window Mr Provenance Man?

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