Podcast: Twitter in the court

A reporter from the Wichita Eagle is reporting news and making news as he Twitters a federal trial

Ron Sylvester, a reporter from the Wichita Eagle is Twittering news from a trial in a federal courtroom. While that's been done before in state courts, it may be the first time it's been done in a federal court. CBS News chief legal analyst Andrew Cohen says that while it might be violating federal procedures, it could eventually become a more common occurrence. CBS News and CNET Technology analyst Larry Magid reports.

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Larry Magid is a technology journalist and an Internet safety advocate. He's been writing and speaking about Internet safety since he wrote Internet safety guide "Child Safety on the Information Highway" in 1994. He is co-director of ConnectSafely.org, founder of SafeKids.com and SafeTeens.com, and a board member of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Larry's technology analysis and commentary can be heard on CBS News and CBS affiliates, and read on CBSNews.com. He also writes a personal-tech column for the San Jose Mercury News. You can e-mail Larry.

 

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