Social media's influence on world events

I finally received a copy of the book 2013 Social Media Guidebook published in February 2013 by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. It was published both in English and Russian. My chapter discusses the impact that social media has on newsgathering, the challenges social media brings with issues of verification and how social media platforms are increasingly like news platforms themselves -- issues that are more relevant today than ever. Read my chapter here.