Thursday Geekery

29 05 2008

Today, other than the usual non-virtual world making me do crazy things like work, I’ve been watching certain trends.

I found this story on FriendFeed from Ryan Sholin who shared it on Google Reader.

Harrisonburg is a small Virginia city with a population of less than 50,000. The town wasn’t exactly Happenstance until Brent Finnegan decided to liven things up by supplementing his alternative newsblog, Hburgnews.com, with a communal Twitter account. He called on his readers to text in news and soon he and his cronies outpaced the regular news media covering breaking news.

Needless to say, if you are in news, I’d be paying attention to items like this.

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