Every tweet matters, except when twitter is down

Twitter appeared to be down this afternoon as users looked for alternatives to spread their news. The site has become the first source of breaking news in the entertainment industry.

With millions of tweets a day, constant news from celebrities and companies, mainstream media can't keep up.

The speed in which twitter delivers breaking news always outpaces TV networks and online news portals. Only when the tweet is up, can they start to digest what it means.

Celebrities have made the site more of a news phenomenon and thanks to the viral nature of the web, their tweets are always followed and seen by millions.

More news headlines today are getting created through the news that breaks on the service. Does this mark the beginning of a new chapter for journalism? The answer seems to be a big yes.

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