Baltimore Riots: Learn what’s happening before the nightly news report

Baltimore Riots - Tracy O'ClairBaltimore Riots are happening in Maryland right now. I learned about the riots via CNN and immediately turned to Twitter for more information.

Social media is always newsjacking traditional media.

For those of you who don’t know what newsjacking is – it’s when someone reports newsworthy events prior to the mainstream news companies.

Anyone can view live reports from any event. You merely have to go to Twitter and use the search feature to find graphic uncensored user distributed content.

Once you search the subject you are looking for, pay attention to hashtags that are being used. You can then follow these hashtags to find more content.

Baltimore Riots - Tracy O'ClairHere are a few hashtag feeds for the Balitmore Riots:

Feel free to join the conversation by using relavant hashtags in your Twitter update, replying to Twitter users with your own thoughts and opinions or by simply retweeting content to your audience.

Also, if you have no idea what is going on, you can always look at what’s trending in Twitter and in Facebook. You will find lists of trending content if you look around.

I’d tell you exactly where it is on both Twitter and Facebook; but, buttons and features move around quickly on social media sites and all device dashboards are different.

If you want to stay up to date on what’s happening in the world, all you have to do is look at your smart phone.