When Social Media Goes Wrong January 21, 2011 As I said in my post yesterday, people turn to social media in emergencies. Information is updated and shared faster than on traditional media, but the information is only as reliable as the source. It can go wrong. Here is a series of real twitter messages from Exquisite Tweets which bounced around London last Wednesday (19 January). The first message (now removed from the threat) was about ‘shooting in Oxford Circus’. The weapon of choice for this ‘shooting’ was a camera. But it all got a little out of hand. I’m going on a training weekend tonight to Corrymeela with WIMPS. I’ll be using this sequence as part of the training. I really recommend it – fascinating and funny. Tags:chinese whispers, emergencies, Social Media, Twitter Related Posts Interview – Larry Gifford of The Radio Stuff Podcast As the vilest Writer has his Readers, so the greatest Liar has his Believers Girls at risk Hack – request for ideas About The Author DavySims Producer - Broadcaster - Podcaster - Writer - exBBC Editor - exTEDx Organiser. Author "Podcasting for Journalism Students", "Podcasting for Community Organisations" and "Firsthand Guide to Bled Slovenia" - all available on Amazon. Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.