SOCIAL media has now become the fastest way to pass news and an important source of information for many people and organisations.
Not only that but its becoming popular and reach a lot of people who have access to technology.
This was highlighted last week at the Pacific Media Assistance Scheme (PACMAS) business and economic reporting workshop facilitated by ABC Radio Pacific Business and Economic reporter Jemima Garrett.
She said times had changed and people are now receiving stories first on social media, adding that unlike before journalists are also relying on the social media now to get tips for the news.
“In the past, Pacific journalists didn’t have access to what was happening globally but with a social media like Twitter you can tap into debate, which is happening at a cutting edge,” she said.
During the workshop most of the participants were able to sign up for their new twitter account.
She also noted that people in the Pacific lagged behind on events happening in the world because of the lack of accessibility to technology.
By MOFFAT MAMU