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NBC 4’s @RealTimeLARiots a Clever Use of Social Media or Confusing Social Noise?

NBC 4’s @RealTimeLARiots a Clever Use of Social Media or Confusing Social Noise?

A few years back I posted about a modern day War of the Worlds that I feared would break out on Twitter.  In October 2009, California was holding a statewide earthquake drill and the Orange County Register was considering running simulated tweets during the event.  The proposed tweets would coincide with the event and would report as though a magnitude 7.8 earthquake had hit the region.  At the time I wrote how it was a clever idea, but it came…

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