Twitter has not yet been the grounds for a defamation lawsuit. Rock star Courtney Love is about to be involved in a test case. A Los Angeles jury will hear a suit by her former lawyer against her concerning one of her Tweets. Gigaom writes that this will help the U.S. courts define the boundaries for the social media platform.
If many newspapers are experiencing difficulties in embracing social media, social media isn't experiencing difficulties in embracing newspapers. Jeremy Barr, writing for Poynter, looks at the widespread sharing of newspaper front pages across social media.
Dan Gillmor, the Internet veteran and instructor at Arizona State in digital media literacy, writes about the necessity of the "Snowden effect" in journalism, in which large organizations collectively give weight to an important topic. Gillmor argues that journalism has to raise and spread big topics.