This event starts at 2 p.m. in Salon A!
Ron Nurwisah on now talking about using Twitter for live news.
He says it's okay to use fellow journalists' tweets. "Go with your gut."
But don't forget to credit, Nurwisah says.
Another recommended tool. Topsy.com for archival tweets.
Use topsy to compare tags, see trends.
Next up: Sarah Millar of OpenFile
Millar is going to give tips on verifying sources on Twitter, honed when she was covering Arab Uprising for Toronto Star from the newsroom.
Lists: love em or hate em.
Sarah Millar uses list case study for following Michael Rafferty trial. Short list, not public.
Lists a great way to keep account both public and private to yourself, Millar says.
Storyful a great way to find out if tweets are authentic.
1st obvious rule: just coz someone tweets it doesn't make it so. That's how celebs die.
Ask: who is this tweeter? How do they know this info? Millar says never take account at face value. Even if Twitter "verifies" it.
Getting a chance to talk to a person for real is so much better than Twitter, says Sarah Millar.
Now for the Q & A session.
Question about attribution of photos and using with permission.
Never grab and go, says Millar. Always reach out.
Moderator Lauren O'Neil points out that unlike on Facebook, Twitter doesn't own the rights to photos posted.
Debate over usage vs. owning.
Q: can you tell if someone is blocking you?
There is an app to find out if someone unfollows you: "kinda sad"