SYDNEY:For many of us the horror unfolding inside the Lindt Cafe played out on our smart phones as social media instantly transmitted information much of it false all day long. It threw into sharp focus just what a game changer new media is for everyone from police to perpetrators victims to witnesses.
SYDNEY: The New South Wales Police launched an investigation into the Sydney siege on Tuesday, December 16, after three people died and four others were injured during a confrontation between the police and a hostage-taker inside a Martin Place cafe in Sydney’s CBD early on Tuesday morning.This video shows Deputy Commissioner Catherine Burn at a press conference following the incident.
SYDNEY: As the hostage crisis in Sydney came to a dramatic, deadly end, people were flooded with information…While traditional news outlets were briefed about what they should and should not report, it is much harder to keep tabs on social media. Speculation was rife on Twitter, photographs were posted from near the scene and people were sharing videos online of hostages held inside the Lindt cafe.
SYDNEY: We would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and kind support over the current situation at the Lindt Café at Martin Place. We are deeply concerned over this serious incident and our thoughts and prayers are with the staff and customers involved and all their friends and families. The matter is being dealt with by the authorities and we are waiting for any updates from them.
SYDNEY: Police monitoring are social media as part of their negotiations with the gunman holding 20 people inside the Lindt Cafe in Sydney’s CBD.
SYDNEY: Sydney's Muslim community have said they are horrified by the Lindt cafe siege and are deeply concerned about individuals using spiritual realities for their "misguided political agendas".
NEW YORK: Even with all the changes the social media world has seen in the past seven years, there are still several basic pieces of advice that hold true.
NEW YORK:The proportion of corporate directors who say their companies are monitoring social media for “adverse publicity” (a gentle euphemism) has increased from 32% in 2012 to 41% today, according to the latest Corporate Directors Survey from PricewaterhouseCoopers.
MELBOURNE: When a radio station didn't do vigorous checks on a notorious interview subject, they were left red faced.