Turn on, Tube in.

Last Wednesday I told a TED audience of 250 people that the YouTube video platform was becoming the most important repository of documentary evidence about humankind in existence. It’s a bold statement, but I think it stands up. YouTube is now becoming a real-time window on world events through live streaming. It is already the…

The Eyes Have It

We talk a lot about using the ‘eyes on the ground’ when we conduct journalism through social media. We are, in essence, seeing what other people three through their phones & video cameras as they experience events first hand. These are our sources in the new environment – people we will never meet, people with…