1) Spread something without verifying the source
2) Spread hate against someone or a community
3) Spread information that could be used negatively
4) Say something just for the sake of saying"
"It's not so much a story about user-generated citizen journalism, but one about people sharing information, such as helplines, he added.
"There's a 'nice interplay' between Twitter and mainstream media, he said. "Both of them are listening to each other and there's an interesting interplay there. It's the first time this has happened in India."
"Itâ€™s true that messages posted to Twitter arenâ€™t verified in any sense of the word, and in many cases could be wrong, or could perpetuate misunderstandings or factual inaccuracies â€” although I think itâ€™s worth noting that dozens of Twitter messages corrected the Marriott reports not long after they first appeared on Twitter. At the same time, however, I think heâ€™s blaming Twitter for something that occurs during every similar news event: in other words, unverified eyewitness reports. Every time there is a bombing or an earthquake or a tsunami, there are reports â€” many of which appear on television and other â€œtraditionalâ€ media outlets â€” that turn out to be completely wrong.
"Does that make those reports invalid? No.