Finding and verifying social media content is playing an ever-increasing role for many of us, whether we are in the news business or not. Social media research and mining helps us figure out what others are saying and doing and it does not have to be expensive.
Firstdraftnews.com has been using online tools to help with newsgathering, and has published this great list of 10 apps and software tools that may help you in your next bit of newsgathering and verification. And there are a lot more tools at firstdraftnews.com. I spent hours looking through their videos and highly them if you want to find more tools to find information more effectively.
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