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Steve Bousquet: News didn't always break on Twitter



We blog. We tweet. We upload video.

At a Tallahassee bar the other night, colleagues gathered to toast the Times/Herald's Marc Caputo, who's leaving for a new assignment in Miami.

While Caputo engaged in a playful thumb-wrestling match with one of Gov. Rick Scott's aides, Brian Burgess, a second aide, Brian Hughes, took pictures on his cell phone and uploaded them on Twitter that night.

In an ever-evolving media environment, it's fun to reflect on how our systems of communication have changed.

Here are three stories from personal experience that illustrate how far we've come. Column here.

[Last modified: Friday, June 10, 2011 6:22pm]


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