Twitter is not even 6 years old but has become a major source of breaking news. When many of the major news stories of the last year have broken, we have found ourselves on Twitter to get up-to-the-minute news.
Shortly after 8:00pm ET tonight, I received a text message from Chad that Whitney Houston had died. Of course, I didn’t believe it at first and immediately opened Safari to check online to see if was really news. But, instead of checking any of the traditional news sites, I found my fingers typing twitter.com and then doing a search for Whitney Houston. Within minutes, all of my trending topics were also related to the news.