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Posted on April 27, 2009 | tags


Politics, Tech: Swine flu + panic + Twitter = PANIC!!!!!! (And why this is bad)

  • … having millions of people wrap up all their fears into 140 characters and blurt them out in the public might have some dangerous consequences, networked panic being one of them.
  • Foreign Policy columnist Evgeny Morozov • Discussing the danger of Twitter apparent in many posts about the swine flu scare – that being the effect of a bunch of people writing on mere emotion, because that’s all they have space for, and they’re all unnecessarily freaking out. • source