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Will Social Networks Turn Journalists into Social Pariahs?

Posted by Tom Foremski - July 26, 2007

I've been thinking about journalist sources. I know some of mine are among my FaceBook and LinkedIn friends. Could that become a problem in the future?

What if I write about Apple and Steve Jobs thinks it has been leaked and sacks a friend who works at Apple, because he can see my social network even though that's not my source. What about a two degree separation? A friend of a friend...could that still cause a problem?

Should I keep my network private?

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