Tuesday, 28 April 2009
So far Twitter seems to be immune from criticism, it has been the site of opportunity and obsession that has revolutionized the web.
However, there is concern growing that Twitter could facilitate an unnecessary global panic about swine flu.
The New Foreign Policy website has highlighted that Twitter’s infinite reach and power could do more harm than good by introducing “too much noise into the process”.
As the outbreak spreads millions of ‘tweets’ are flooding the website as people share their fears and anxieties but even more alarming are the people claiming to know possible cures to treat swine flu.
People are fearful that the reach and volume of these messages will scaremonger the public with hear-say and folk law.
There is a genuine concern that these 'tweets' will result in dangerously misinforming its audience with potentially hazardous consequences.
Posted by www.stlukes.co.uk at 14:47