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Link: A Bike Theft in the Time of Twitter – City Room Blog – NYTimes.com

A Bike Theft in the Time of Twitter – City Room Blog – NYTimes.com

Beware, thieves: With Twitter, every human is a security camera. And, journalists, is the job of observing is now more efficiently done by tracking down the feed of whoever is already on location? Or is there some distinguishing element to each person’s perception that makes it worthwhile to witness events first-hand, regardless of the cost? Oh, cost. Cost always wins.

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