I think that’s the lesson here for journalists and social media curators: It’s hard to get the full context and correct message/intention in a stranger’s 140 character missive. So don’t. Follow up and maybe you’ll avoid looking silly to someone who does know them or got the joke, or maybe you’ll find something you weren’t expecting to learn. Along the way, you’ll probably at least find out the truth, and after all isn’t that journalism? (via Why You Need To Verify Tweets Before Including Them In Your Reporting – 10,000 Words)

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