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Storyful Verifies Social Media Video From Syria

Social media important tool for small business

On-the-scene video shot by citizen journalists and shared on social media has risen to the fore in recent years, and has played an important role in news coverage as the Arab Spring stretched into summer and fall. But, given the paucity of traditional journalists on the scene, rarely if ever has it been more critical than during the bloody combat between the forces of Bashar Assad and an array of insurgents determined to overthrow him. However, citizen-shot video is not without pitfalls. How do you know it's the real deal? Since much of it is shot by people with powerful allegiances, how can you be sure it hasn't been altered, or that it took place when and where it purportedly did? Long is the list of examples of cinema verite that turned out to be cinema faux. <br>visit

Video, Newspapers and Social Media

Local TV news shops were early adopters of streaming video -- even before the compression technologies and online speeds made it useful for most site visitors. Online sites were a natural place to re-purpose video, and by 2005 YouTube made the value clear. Local TV makes a lot of money from local and national advertising sales, not to mention the political advertising cycles. For TV, online simply offered additional channels. It was not that difficult to step back and write print stories for the Web. Most newspapers stumbled into convergence and video a few years ago. Now, they are getting help from new networks, such as NDN . The NDN splash page tells the story. <br>visit

Often times now the key to solving crimes are at their fingertips, possibly just a tweet away. This would be something that was just posted as a video of somebody who committed an armed robbery about 15 minutes ago, Sergeant Eric Gripp said. Gripp heads up the Philadelphia Social Media Police Unit. People start sharing this and it actually starts to have a snowball effect, he said. Sites like Twitter and Facebook have proven effective crime-fighting tools generating scores of tips. We receive so many tips, so much information and a lot of it we believe is information we wouldnt be receiving otherwise, Gripp said. Detective Joseph Murray was one of the first officers to embrace social media. I received multiple tips, tons of tips. We solved a shooting based on information received from somebody who follows me on more.. Twitter, Murray said. <br>visit

Social Media Proving Effective In Solving Crime For Philadelphia Police

Freedlove's Facebook page is a mix of YouTube videos, inspirational content, fun facts and store information. It's Tumblr, though, is almost completely inspiration and lifestyle content that Ms. Bryant's customers connect to. Ms. Bryant's use of more than Facebook is wonderful, Mr. Nardone said. He said that most of people only think about of Facebook when building their social brand, but business owners need to find their customers where ever they may be and use all forms of social media. <br>visit

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