In June we looked at Can Twitter be journalism? At the time I concluded Twitter could be journalism, but that’s not how most journalists use it.

Over the past week, Liam Tung at ZDnet Australia has shown just how powerful the 140 character messaging service is in the hands of a skilled reporter.

Tung is providing daily coverage of the trial between Perth-based ISP iiNet and the Australian Federation against Copyright Theft (AFACT).

He is also providing frequently updated tweets from the court room.

You can follow Tung’s tweets through Twitter from his home page(LiamT) or by tracking the #iitrial hashtag.

ZDNet also publishes the feed on a web page. This makes sense because it’s hard to make money from a Twitter feed, but a popular web page traffic sells plenty of advertising.

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