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Reddit Shows The Power Of Social Media

Reddit is a very popular social media news site where members post links or self-produced items. Reddit had a rather startling involvement in the recent shooting tragedy in Aurora, CO, pulling together information from other media sources like Twitter and IRC (IRC is a long-established Internet chat community).




After a gunman opened fire on dozens of moviegoers last week in Aurora, Colo., Morgan Jones, an 18-year-old who lives in nearby Denver, tuned into an audio feed of a police scanner, opened a Web browser and began posting every bit of news he could find about the incident on Reddit, the social news Web site.



NYTimesBlog


Full disclosure - I have a Reddit account.

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