Something to remember about news breaking on Twitter

I’ve been monitoring the Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) status on Twitter because it seems like Twitter always knows about things before I do. It has something to do with the way a service like Twitter pushes information to you instead of you going out and looking for it (pulling information). Anyway, I was so pleased to see that the CNR passed the Senate last week without objection. But, that wasn’t the whole hunger relief story. The senate also approved cuts to the federal food stamp program (SNAP) of $6.1 billion. I think it’s interesting to note that the tweets about the confusing message sent by the Senate when you look at cuts to SNAP combined with the CNR approval came much later. I guess that’s one of my first lessons as a new Twitter user–it’s nearly impossible to get a new full story in 140 characters.

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