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Originally posted by Faiol
man, I am with you ... I find very strange all this TWITTER HYPE .... is not like TWITTER is a great thing, I really dont like it ... but it grew very fast ...
off course there is no theory in twitter, but it is strange yes ... I think they got lucky ...
(CNN) -- The swine flu outbreak is spawning debate about how people get information during health emergencies -- especially at a time when news sources are becoming less centralized.
Some observers say Twitter -- a micro-blogging site where users post 140-character messages -- has become a hotbed of unnecessary hype and misinformation about the outbreak, which is thought to have claimed more than 100 lives in Mexico.
"This is a good example of why [Twitter is] headed in that wrong direction, because it's just propagating fear amongst people as opposed to seeking actual solutions or key information," said Brennon Slattery, a contributing writer for PC World. "The swine flu thing came really at the crux of a media revolution."