Here’s the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. This week I look at the positive — and negative — way the Internet, blogs and Twitter have spread information about the swine flu. There are great resources, maps and tracking sites, but it’s easy to get in a panic as well. Also, Disney joined up in the video site Hulu, putting pressure on CBS, the only major U.S. TV network not a part of the joint venture. I ask “Just One Question” to Peter Shane, executive director of the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy.
Check it out:
Background music is “What the World Needs” by the The Ukelele Hipster Kings via PodSafe Music Network
Here are some links to related sites and stories mentioned in the podcast:
Tracking Internet Chatter Helps Spot Swine Flu Outbreak at Wired Science
Swine flu: Twitter’s power to misinform at Foreign Policy
How to: Track Swine Flu Online at Mashable
Facebook maps the swine flu hysteria at News.com
ABC to Add Its Shows to Videos on Hulu at NY Times
CBS dances alone … for now at LA Times
Building the Ideal Community Information Hub at MediaShift
Here’s a graphical view of last week’s MediaShift survey results:
Also, be sure to vote in our poll about swine flu on MediaShift!