Anytime something breaks in regards to news, I must say how it is very interesting to see how it spreads on twitter. Usually a valid source breaks the news and then everyone follows with either retreating it or saying their own comment on the subject matter. Yesterday was no different as I started seeing my time line with Jets fans and players, current and former, tweeting about Joe Paterno passing away around 6pm yesterday.
When I read the news this morning, the coach has indeed passed away, but not exactly the time everyone stated. Blame that one on CBS. They put out a tweet and then a story that the coach has passed away and in a world of who’s fastest to get information out, made a HUGE mistake. They sent a message that was false around the world and back again on perhaps the fastest tool in the world to pass information.
The Jets players assumed the information to be true such as I did and prematurely tweeted their thoughts about the historic coach.