In the wake of Sky News announcing it was clamping down on its social media policy, a lot of the Twitterati have publicly criticized the news broadcaster’s decision.
One of the main points to come out is that Twitter and other social media platforms are about working together with sources and even possible competitors. It is not about just sharing your own news organization’s work.
One of my Internet rules: On social media, everyone is a collaborator first and a competitor second. You hear that, @SkyNews?— Matthew Keys (@ProducerMatthew) February 7, 2012
That’s an important point for people in newsrooms to remember. Would Twitter or Facebook work if no one was willing to share other people’s links or tweets?
“In social media, old broadcast rules do not apply,” he writes. “And it’s OK to be human.”
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