…have to read a print newspaper to get a better relationship with the news. But, for goodness’ sake, please stop getting your news mainly from Twitter and Facebook. In the long run, you and everyone else will be better off.
The New York Times
I’m curious what floor of the Facebook HQ building houses their news division? Who are their reporters and editors? Who handles the newsgathering and vetting for them?
Oh that’s right — no one.
There’s no “news from Facebook” because Facebook is merely a delivery channel for people to share what others have first written or generated.
Unless you’re on-site as an eyewitness and capturing it in real-time, you’re not creating “news” on Facebook, you’re sharing someone else’s work.
It is the instant-delivery equivalent of clipping out a newspaper article and dropping it in the mail to 20 friends, only now instead of newspapers, we’ve got every manner of ill-informed conspiracy nut-job on a push-button platform with virtually no barrier to entry (either in cost or competence) bloviating far outside their areas of expertise.