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"...collectively, tweets tell stories — about...

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"...collectively, tweets tell stories — about media scandals, natural disasters, political speeches and more. Over time, these stories become part of an important historical record — one that's made up of a multitude of voices, opinions and ideas. If journalism is the "rough draft of history," Twitter is the "raw draft of history" — imperfect and less polished, but important nonetheless.
While reported stories often explain what happened, tweets capture news without delays. Similar to the wire dispatches of the past, tweets relay real-time information as it unfolds."
In real-time, journalists' tweets contribute to a 'raw draft' of history | Poynter.
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