Five French journalists have planned to lock themselves in a farmhouse in France for five days (from 1 to February 5, 2010), where they’ll write news based only on what they read on Twitter and Facebook.
They will be isolated from sources of information other than Twitter and Facebook.
They will be given cellphones that cannot connect to the internet.
They’ll have to analyze others’ tweets and Facebook updates to weigh in on what’s true and what’s false.
The journalists in the experiment will have to establish new standards for what can be trusted. For example they can trust the tweets that are re-tweeted by many people, or the tweets from verified accounts.
We can follow them at HuisClosNet.
Their tweets will be in French. You can use Google translate to see it in English.
Social networking sites such as twitter and Facebook are performing Well when considering Speed of new delivery. But the reliabiligy/quality of the News is in question.
This experiment will be used for measuring quality/reliability Social networking sites Twitter and FaceBook.
What do you think? Whether the journalists will be able to post correct/reliable News just by reading Facebook and Twitter?
First of all, is this experiment feasible?