November 29, 2009

Twitter Faster On Tiger Woods Accident News

The news that Tiger Woods had a minor car accident outside his home and that his wife Elin Nordegren, 29, pullled him to safety after smashing a golf club through the car window made the early rounds on Twitter, more than 45 minutes before the major news networks such as CNN and USA Today picked up the story.

At a time when media mogul Rupert Murdoch wanted to shut out Google from indexing news content from his news networks and to establish paywalls for readers, it seems sites like Twitter could be faster on the trigger.

The golf superstar was released from a Florida hospital following the car accident early Friday.

"Tiger Woods was in a minor car accident outside his home last night. He was admitted, treated and released today in good condition," said a statement from Woods' office and the Florida Health Central Hospital posted on the golfer's website.

Media reports, citing the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), said Woods crashed into a fire hydrant and then drove into a tree after leaving his property in the Isleworth community in Windermere, a suburb of Orlando.

1 comment:

Samantha Laury said...

this Tiger Woods car accident proves yet again that Twitter can be a useful source for new updates


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