Yes, Paul Carr of TechCrunch is right in many ways… the real time web, and people powering it, can’t really handle the truth. I’ve said in the past too. The real time web is not going to last as a viable source of data and truth. To make it reliable it’s going to be far less real time. Getting to the facts takes time, resources and sometimes vast amounts of thought (by a computer or a human).
What’s troubling though is that there’s a ton more misinformation pain to go through before users and/or companies figure out what to do with all this mass real time web publishing. This Ft. Hood twitter stuff is pretty bad. The celebrity death rumors are horrible. how much worse does it have to get before our values catch up? or maybe it’s ok? maybe deciphering real from fake information is best left up to the end user? it’s better than less info?